Hopak, from Sorochinsky Fair (string quartet)
Title: Hopak, from the opera Sorochinsky Fair
Composer: Modest Moussorgsky, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: A hopak is a traditional Ukrainian dance, the one with the squatting kicks. Moussorgsky’s Hopak is a sure audience pleaser, and this arrangement is suitable for both occasional and concert use. It’s quite virtuosic, but well worth the effort.