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Korobeiniki - FLEXI EDITION, ENSEMBLE EDITION & Printed Full Band Set

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"Korobeiniki" is a nineteenth-century Russian folk song that tells the story of a meeting between a peddler and a girl, describing their haggling over goods in a veiled metaphor for courtship. Outside of Russia, "Korobeiniki" is widely known as the Tetris theme (titled "A-Type" in the game), from its appearance in Nintendo's 1989 version of the game.


  • Flexible ensemble. 5 players to full band.  Looking for the quintet arrangement? Click HERE


  • Printed full score and parts for full brass band
  • PDF FLEXI EDITION arrangement for 5 players to full band
  • PDF ENSEMBLE EDITION arrangement for brass quintet


  • This piece was arranged for a second section (UK) brass band. There are technical challenges which will be more prominent with fewer players. Technical and musical challenges combined; this piece is great fun for all to play.


  • PDF arrangements will be provided in PDF format via email within 48 hours of purchase. We ask politely in the spirit of support for our composers during these challenging times that these arrangements are used only by the band/ individual who has made the purchase and not shared with others.


CANTATIO FLEXI EDITION came about as a result of the ‘Corona Virus’ pandemic in 2020. With ever-changing restrictions on the number of players allowed to perform together, it became evident that the music we play needed to be flexible enough to account for regular changes in ensemble structure.

Each piece in our FLEXI EDITION collection can be played by as few as five players all the way up to full brass band (and many combinations in between!). In each piece, five parts are identified as primary parts (P1, P2, P3, P4 & P5). When playing as a quintet, these parts should be used in the first instance. Most of these primary parts are provided to you in multiple transpositions with suggested instrumentation to allow flexibility in the instrumentation used in your quintet. We would advise against using instruments different to those suggested in the provided alternate transposed parts (for example, we wouldn't recommend using an Eb Bass to play P1!).

For ensembles of more than five players, the additional corresponding part for the instrument can be used (2nd & 3rd cornet or 1st trombone, for example) – much in the same way brass bands play Christmas carols and hymns. As ever, you may wish to consider balance in much the same way when deciding which parts your ensemble should play

If you have any questions, or require other transpositions (parts only), please do not hesitate to contact us.