Sergey Rachmaninoff
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of The Bumblebee has been heard in a thousand versions. Of course, Rachmaninoff has made the ultimate piano arrangement!

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Key: A Minor
Year: 1931
Level: 8+
Period: Late Romantic
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A Dizzying Chromatic Ride

Rimsky-Korsakov’s most famous piece is the tiny interlude that occurs at the end of act three of the opera “Tsar Saltan.” We hear you ask, “What opera?” and, “I’ve never heard of it.” Well, the interlude is the “Flight of the Bumblebee.” Everyone knows that one! In the opera, the wizard turns the tsar’s son into the bumblebee so that he can escape to rejoin his father, who thinks he’s dead. Rachmaninoff takes this piece and arranges it for piano most successfully. It flashes by in only two minutes. Originally, the piece includes a vocal solo, but almost no one knows it.

Forum posts about this piece:

Flight of the bumblebee by pianoguy2009
Hi, I am a pianist that passed grade 6 ABRSM and I wanted more challenge, so I started learning flight of the bumblebee, I’m getting on re...

Rimsky Korsakov - The Flight of The Bumble-Bee by lewis_choo
As all know, Rimsky Korsakov's The Flight of The Bumble-Bee is an extremely fast piece. Its original speed is 200 beats/minute, but you...

Flight of the bumblebee by guenggueng
I'm practicing The Flight of the Bumblebee by N. Rimsky-Korsakov /  S. Rachmaninov I have a problem The part where the right han...

Flight of the Bumble Bee by stuffradio
Anyone have a recording of what those two are supposed to sound like? The two compositions you guys have. Also can anyone give me a link th...

Sheets for Flight of the Bumblebee by rapmasterb
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Pedals in the flight of Bumble Bee by mylefthand
Do we need to use it?  I mean the right hand side's pedal.  thx...

The flight of the bumble bee by alpp
Hi.Nowadays I'nm trying to study on "The flight of the bumble bee".First of all this,I got a note of this(not writing finger ...

flight of the bumble bee by noinimod
trying this piece now but im hving problems with e fingering can a kind soul please share their fingerings wit me ? Thanks! it's e rach...

How to play Flight Of The Bumblebee?!? by Nemo
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Flight of bumble bee by junirrollo
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Member's recordings of piece:

Rimsky Korsakov bumble bee (Rachmaninov arr.) by allegroz
Bumble bee 15 Dec 2008: latest 160-170BPM 23 oct 2008, slower tempo i think i need A LOT more practice to improve my speed... need advice ...

The Flight of the Bumblebee by ramon32
Rachmaninoff's arrangement of the famous orchestral interlude for the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" by Rimsky Korsakov play...

Video Rimsky-Korsakov's flight of the bumblebee by soderlund
This video is me playing at my graduation this spring. This was my first and only public performance so I was really, really nervous, and I ...

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DOWNLOAD: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff) in A Minor ( from Transcriptions by Rimsky-Korsakov). Piano sheet music to print immediately or to view in mobile devices.
Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, who was one of the prominent composers active in the Late Romantic era, wrote this piece titled "Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff)" in A Minor from Transcriptions. The composition is categorized as "Piece" in the sheet music library and the level of difficulty in the piano music database is 8+.