Sword Dance
Stefan de Hoogt
Product ID SON00000427
Composer Stefan de Hoogt
Duration 05:45 min
Genre Folk
Instrumentation Brass band
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Sword Dance

Sword Dance

SKU SON00000427
Composer Stefan de Hoogt
Arranger
Genre Folk
Instrumentation Brass band
Free description Hopak for Brass Band
Grade 4
Duration 05:45 min
Year 2020

Score + Parts

€ 60,00

Score

€ 15,00

Program Notes

Hopak for Brass Band

Flankirovka is (loosely speaking) the art of spinning a Shaska.

A shaska is a traditional Cossack Sabre mainly used by the cavalry soldiers. It's a single edge sword with a slight curve, no guard, and a pretty heavy tip.

In the traditional Cossack military art, it was used in both single- and dualwielding. It's style comprised of very fast wrist movement, causing the blade(s) to spin rapidly. This was used for both offense and defense. Later it evolved into a dance, althought the traditional military arts are also still preserved.

It's mostly done on the same music also used for a Hopak.

This compostion is based on a traditional Cossack folk song 'Oysha ty Oshya', which loosely translates to 'Hup you Hup'. Oysha doesn't mean anything, but is a encouraging word, like 'Hup' or 'Go'.

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