Sheet Music: Kalinka

TitleKalinka
ComposerIvan Larionov (1830–1889)
Also attributed toTraditional Russian
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA minor
RangeE4–G5
Time signature2/2
Tempo120 BPM
Performance time1:00
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-03-19
Last updated2011-03-19
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Saturday 19 March 2011

Tune of the Day: Kalinka

Russian folk song

This song was written in 1860 by the Russian composer, writer and folklorist Ivan Petrovich Larionov, and first performed as part of a theatrical entertainment that he had composed. Soon it was added to the repertory of a folk choral group, and rapidly became one of the most popular folk songs in Russia. The refrain of the song refers to the kalinka, which is the snowball tree, and is usually played with an accelerating tempo.