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Flight of the Bumblebee


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Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

The Bees and the Birds

There are many pieces of classical music -- besides "The Flight of the Bumblebee" -- that are about bees, birds, and other winged creatures. Composers use various instruments to imitate insects, and to create all kinds of bird calls.

Track list:
Schubert: The Bee
Vaughan Williams: Wasp Overture
Biber: Sonata Representativa
Uccellini: Aria Sopra la Bergamasca
Respighi: The Birds
Walther: Imitation of a Cuckoo Sonata
Handel: Cuckoo and the Nightingale
Vivaldi: Il Giardinello
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumblebee

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which composer wrote The Wasps Overture?

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Benjamin Britten

Edward Elgar

Antonio Vivaldi

2.The sounds that birds make are easy to imitate in music.



3. What work by Prokofiev includes both a duck and a bird?

Carnival of the Animals

Peter and the Wolf

The Magic Flute

The Tale of Tsar Saltan

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