World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Seremoj és Románca

Digital Sheet Music

By Apollo Chamber Players

Be the first! Write a Review

String Quartet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Apollo Chamber Players. Classical Period, Folk Music, World. Set of Parts, Score. 26 pages. Apollo CP #002. Published by Apollo CP (S0.12699).

Item Number: S0.12699

Seremoj és Románca originates from the Carpathian region (Hungary/Transylvania/Moldova) where Leoš Janáček and Béla Bartók famously collected folk songs in the early 20th century. We discovered this simple, soulful tune on YouTube, performed by a traditional Moravian folk band; the beautifully raw melodies transport the listener to pre-modern Moravia, and one can feel palpably the inspirational context that had such a profound effect on these first ethnomusicologists. Apollo’s spirited arrangement of Seremoj és Románca evokes the eternal story of love: the excitement of courtship, the fickleness of lust, and the anguish of heartbreak. A lone violin begins with the melancholic primary melody, the mood interrupted by an upbeat and contrasting secondary tune. As both melodies progress, evolve, and take different forms - much like love - the combinations and layering of the string quartet voices add fresh aural dimensions. Then, the doleful first theme is revisited by the solo cello, like the sudden and powerful reminiscence of lost love. Again this proves ephemeral, as the animated second melody returns with a bang, stronger than ever and filled with happy ignorance. Or is it? After the violins briefly trade a new theme (a folk-gyrating tune with an unmistakable hint of Bartókian flare), Seremoj és Románca concludes reflecting the ambiguity of love, as a variation of the forlorn first melody repeats and fades hurriedly into the distance.Featured in Apollo's album, 'EUROPEAN FOLKSCAPES,' available on Navona

About SMP Press

This product was created by a member of SMP Press, our global community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. Our independent musicians have created unique compositions and arrangements for the Sheet Music Plus community, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Click here to see more titles from these independent creators and to learn more about SMP Press.

Please note this product may not be eligible for all sales, promotions or coupons offered through Sheet Music Plus - please check promotional details for specifics.

About Digital Downloads

Digital Downloads are downloadable sheet music files that can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet or mobile device. Once you download your digital sheet music, you can view and print it at home, school, or anywhere you want to make music, and you don’t have to be connected to the internet. Just purchase, download and play!

PLEASE NOTE: Your Digital Download will have a watermark at the bottom of each page that will include your name, purchase date and number of copies purchased. You are only authorized to print the number of copies that you have purchased. You may not digitally distribute or print more copies than purchased for use (i.e., you may not print or digitally distribute individual copies to friends or students).

Buy Together




Buy both for $18.94

[ { "catalogRefId":"19939366", "quantity":"1" }, { "catalogRefId":"19747510", "quantity":"1" } ]
AddtoCart Digital
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.