The Flight of the Bumblebee for solo guitar
Publication's Style: Soft Cover - 9" X 12"
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
General Description: Guitar Solo
Catalog Number: 74510
The famous orchestral interlude "The Flight of the Bumblebee" from the opera "The tale of Tsar Saltan", composed by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). The full title of the opera in english is "The tale of Tsar Saltan, of his son the renowned and mighty Bogatyr prince Gvidon Saltanovich and of the beautiful Princess-Swan" and it is based on a poem bearing this same name and written by Aleksandr Pushkin. "The Flight of the Bumblebee" closes Act 3, Tableau 1, right after the magic Swan-Bird gives Prince Gvidon Saltanovich (the Tsar's son) instructions on how to transform into an insect, so that he can fly away to visit his father.