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Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff) in A Minor

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Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov - Transcriptions :
Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff)
Flight of the Bumble Bee (arr by Rachmaninoff)   in A Minor by Rimsky-Korsakov piano sheet music
Key: A Minor Year: -
Level: 8+ Period: Late Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Edition (92 kB)

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xx Rimsky Korsakov - The Flight of The Bumble-Bee
June 07, 2011, 02:46:29 PM 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 can play 160 beats/minute as well. It's mainly played chromaticly.
My problem is, I can't play this piece quickly even 160 beats/minute. I've tried playing from slowly to fast, but I also can't play it clearly.
Anyone who can play this fast please give me some tips to play well.  Kiss
Thanks a lot!!  Grin

xx Rimsky Korsakov bumble bee (Rachmaninov arr.)
December 27, 2008, 11:17:25 AM 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 and suggestion

xx The Flight of the Bumblebee
January 23, 2008, 10:58:18 AM by ramon32

Rachmaninoff's arrangement of the famous orchestral interlude for the opera "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" by Rimsky Korsakov played live by Alberto Cobo (January 18th, 2008).


question Flight of the bumblebee
January 06, 2008, 11:20:59 AM 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 hand plays the main melody but adds a note on top doesn't come out enough...
I mean at first there are 5 a's then there are 4 d's then 4 a's but another octave higher..
I can't seem to make them come out enough and i think that's the point right? Tongue

Thanks in advance ^^

xx Flight of the Bumble Bee
May 25, 2007, 11:30:23 PM 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 that shows me what the really high notes are? There are pieces besides this one that it would help me out on.

xx Video Rimsky-Korsakov's flight of the bumblebee
August 26, 2006, 05:47:49 PM 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 made some obvious mistakes. Unfortunately, my friend didn't start recording when I started playing, so the first fourth of the piece is gone, and the end is also missing somehow. But the middlesection is there and I would very much like to hear some opinions from other pianists anyway. Perhaps I should mention that I had only been playing the piano for about 8 months at this recording, so if you think it stinks please have this in mind Smiley

You find the video here:


xx Sheets for Flight of the Bumblebee
April 23, 2006, 06:28:29 PM by rapmasterb

Hi, does anyone know where to download the sheet music for the Rachmaninov arrangement?

All the best,

Rapmaster B.

xx Pedals in the flight of Bumble Bee
December 19, 2005, 07:02:27 AM by mylefthand

Do we need to use it?  I mean the right hand side's pedal. 

xx The flight of the bumble bee
August 01, 2005, 04:28:40 AM 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 number).After reading,I tried to play.After I have played a part of this composition,I noticed that I am not fast enough and I have some difficulties about playing.I think I am using wrong fingers to the notes.Is there anyone who can share a note of this composition which includes finger numbers?Or is there anyone who can write correct finger numbers on the note which I have shared on  http://rapidshare.de/files/3537491/Flight_of_the_Bumble_Bee.zip.html .Thanks

xx flight of the bumble bee
January 28, 2005, 10:57:58 PM by noinimod

trying this piece now but im hving problems with e fingering
can a kind soul please share their fingerings wit me ?
it's e rach transcription...
if anyone has a good transcription of e score... please hook me up too
thanks !

question How to play Flight Of The Bumblebee?!?
December 30, 2002, 10:17:05 PM by Nemo

hey, my first post here! I went looking for a forum to ask help on this. How do I go about playing Flight Of The Bumblebee?!?! I'm just a beginner but its my goal and early tips are welcome:-) I want to learn it for my friend, he challenged me to it, and even if i spend my next few years on it, i'll do it Roll Eyes well let me know if you got any tips for me :-/

xx Flight of bumble bee
February 26, 2002, 11:38:24 PM by junirrollo

I was just wondeering how was teh fingering of it...
no idea how to start!!!!!!!

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