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1 FINALE FROM THE FIREBIRD SUITE Igor Stravinsky Arr. Michael Story

2 Igor StravinskyIgor Stravinsky 1882 – 1971 Russian composer, pianist, and conductor One of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music Compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity Achieved international fame with three ballets – The Firebird (1910) – Petrushka (1911) – The Rite of Spring (1913)

3 Fun Fact The premiere of The Rite of Spring provoked one of the most famous classical music riots in history!

4 The Firebird The Firebird is Stravinsky’s first famous ballet from The ballet is based on Russian folk tales of a magical glowing bird (The Firebird) that is both a blessing and a curse to its captor. 45-minutes long – Written for a very large orchestra including quadruple woodwind and three harps, as well as a piano

5 Three Shorter Suites All arranged by Stravinsky – 1911 – 1919 – suite remains the most well known and often played 1945 version contains the most music from the original ballet score

6 Movements 1919 suite has five movements – (1) Introduction - The Firebird and its dance - The Firebird's variation – (2) The Princesses’ Khorovod (Rondo, round dance) – (3) Infernal dance of King Kashchei – (4) Berceuse (Lullaby) – (5) Finale

7 A Version For You Michael Story has arranged the fifth movement (Finale) for Middle School band.

8 Fantasia 2000 The Chicago Symphony performs the 1919 suite to a beautifully animated scene Click here to view Finale from Fantasia 2000here Click here to listen to our arrangementhere Let’s Listen to the Finale!


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