Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Russian folk tune
Arranger:   Alexander Sveshnikov
Publisher:   Musica Russica
Edition:   FS007
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella


Jonathan Kopplin
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

The arrangement of In the Dark Forest may be familiar to many of you. Sveshnikov’s arrangements of Russian folk tunes provided the hallmark of the Soviet choral sound during the 20th century. An extremely fun sing, it allows you to work on homophonic tuning and Russian pronunciation with your ensembles. The divisi within the piece makes it appropriate repertoire for larger sized high school ensembles, collegiate, and community choirs. Musica Russica also publishes arrangements of this piece for men’s choir and women’s choir.