Balakirev - Islamey (score and parts) - purchase
Arranged for chamber orchestra
One of the most famous piano showpieces, Islamey is legendary for its technical difficulties and Russian exoticism. Balakirev based his work on two folk themes, blending them into a colourful work of brilliant virtuosity. Presented here in an arrangement for chamber orchestra by Iain Farrington, the orchestration aims to keep the virtuoso nature of the original, filling it with a folk-like Russian colour.
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, 2 Horns, Trumpet, Trombone, Timpani, Percussion,
Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, Double Bass (medium-sized string section)
Includes full score and complete set of parts