The organizers of the festival brass band in Saint Petersburg decided to set a world record for the mass singing of the famous song “Flight of the bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The performance was dedicated to the 175th anniversary from the birthday of the author, told in a press-service of city Committee on tourism development.
Festival “Parade of bands” began in the Nevsky prospect on Wednesday at 14:00. It took part of the brass orchestras of the St. Petersburg garrison, the emergencies Ministry and the Moscow military music College named Lieutenant General Khalilov. The combined orchestra was led by the head of the band service of the Western military district Sergey Vovk.
After the “Parade”, the protesters gathered at Palace square, where more than 500 musicians, including students of St. Petersburg Conservatory, he performed “Flight of the bumblebee” – the song was never performed such a large number of people simultaneously.
Flight of the bumblebee was written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in the late nineteenth century for the Opera “Tale about Tsar Saltan”. This work is one of the most difficult to implement because of the high rate and the need for rapid change of notes.