This is a wind band arrangement medley of three famous Russian folksongs: Korobeiniki, Troika, and Kalinka. Everyone in Japan has heard these melodies as they are used in elementary school music textbooks, the NHK (National Public Broadcasting Organization) TV program “Minnano Uta”, and were popularized by the video game Tetris.
Sunflower is the national flower of Russia.
2nd Flute (opt.)
1st & 2nd Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb (opt.)
1st & 2nd (opt.) Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb (opt.)
1st & 2nd Trumpet in Bb
1st & 2nd Horn in F
1st & 2nd Trombone
String Bass (opt.)