WBD005 Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 7 - Dvořák, A. (PDF DOWNLOAD)


This raucous frolic is the seventh in Dvořák’s second set of Slavonic Dances op. 72. This particular dance is subtitled Kolo, which is a highly virtuosic Slavic circle dance. This virtuosity certainly carries over into Dvořák’s musical interpretation of the dance; the two fast and furious outer sections sandwich a more sultry minor middle section. In this arrangement by Bassoonist Catriona McDermid, the fun is shared equally between all 8 bassoon parts, making it the perfect punchy party piece for experienced players. The video below features the arranger and Todd Gibson-Cornish (Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Bassoon)

Grading: 8 to 9

Duration: 3'20

Composer: Dvořák, A.

Arranger: McDermid, C.

Instrumentation: Bassoon Ensemble: 8 Bassoons

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