Polovetsian Dances: 1) Dance of the Maidens; 2) Wild Dance of the Men (string quartet)
Title: Polovetsian Dances, from the opera Prince Igor, Gliding Dance of the Maidens and Wild Dance of the Men
Composer: Aleksandr Borodin, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances are sure to catch the listeners’ ears. Gliding Dance of the Maidens was used in the Musical Kismet for the song “Stranger in Paradise.” Gliding Dance is playable on flute or oboe. Wild Dance of the Men is in the range for flute or oboe, but breathing opportunities are few and far between.