We've been indulging in a little Russian folk music lately. "Коробейники" ("Korobeiniki" for those of us who don't read Cyrillic) is a lively tune for a tragic tale (isn't that typical of folk music?) of a peddler and a peasant girl meeting in the moonlight in a rye field (sorry for all the parentheses). Isn't it picturesque?
When my peers hear the tune, though, a different picture comes to mind. We see oddly-shaped puzzle pieces coming through the rye at an ever-increasing tempo, and we must fit them together before--oops, game over. Yes, "Коробейники"is more widely known in the West as "Tetris Theme A."
Dandelionslayer thinks this would be a fun tune for beginning percussionists to play on their bells, so he has been researching arrangements and working something up. It's not quite ready yet, so I'll share another version. In honor of the Caterpillar's recent debut in the local marching band, here's the Cal Band playing Tetris:
Parable of the Pit
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