Sheet music "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergej Prokofieff arranged for three violins
Arrangement for violin by Lore Benker.
Scope of delivery: score and parts
"Peter and the Wolf" is program music for the beginning of modernism (20th century). Sergei Prokofiev lived from 1891 to 1953. He was born in the Ukraine, lived and died in Moscow. He wrote the setting of the fairy tale for large orchestra in 1936.
The individual characters (Peter, Songbird, Duck, Cat, Grandfather, Wolf, Hunter) are introduced in memorable themes (short melodies). In the original, each character has its own timbre thanks to the different instruments in the orchestra.
But with the violin (or the cello) and the bow we also have many possibilities for shaping the sound! Prokofiev arranged his characters in melody and rhythm in such a way that they can also be clearly heard in this version for 3 violins.
The melodies will soon be familiar to you. But the harmony is occasionally irritating due to the frequent chromatic (semitone) shift. The triads are unfamiliar because the notes are so far apart.
For violinists, this means: open your ears!
Listen carefully and think about where the notes lie.
The icons (designed by Yvonne Richter) between the notes help the player to quickly put themselves in the respective role of the figure and shape it accordingly. Difficulty level: advanced beginners