ComposerTraditional Russian
DifficultyQuite Easy
FormatScore and Parts(download)
ArrangerRobin Wedderburn
Instrumentsviolin, violin, viola, cello and double bass
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Picture of Sheet music  for violin, violin, viola, cello and double bass by Traditional Russian. An atmospheric setting for string orchestra of a song which for some is, perhaps the epitome of Russianness. Not difficult as far as the notes are concerned.

The arrangement gives all sections something significant to contribute and offers scope for expressive, imaginative playing.

We are by the Volga river on a cold, damp, foggy day. A team of men is laboriously trudging along the towpath, pulling together on ropes, dragging a heavy river barge. They sing as they go, in time with their steady footfall. This is their lot, to which they're resigned and in which they are proud..

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