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Dance of the Samodivi (Woodland Fairies)

By Soon Hee Newbold

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String orchestra - Level 2
Composed by Soon Hee Newbold. Developing Strings. FJH Developing Strings. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6136).

Item Number: FJ.ST6136

Samodivi, or Samovili, are woodland fairies found in Slavic and Bulgarian folklore. These creatures may be winged, and live in dark forests or mountain caves, and love music and nature. At twilight, they come out to the waters of pools or lakes to bathe, then dance and sing into the night. Not inherently dangerous to humans, woodland fairies, in popular tales, can be loyal allies or scornful enemies. The feeling of the piece should be light and dance-like, with short, almost brushed eighth notes. Quarter notes may be longer and more sustained. Bring out melody lines, and keep the pizzicato steady.

About FJH Developing Strings

Slightly more advanced than Beginning Strings, this series begins to involve more position work and a slightly more complex rhythmic figures. Rehearsal piano is often provided. Ideal for middle school and smaller high school programs. Grade 2 - 2.5

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