"The Flight of the Bumblebee"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the manically fast Flight of the Bumblebee for his opera The Tale of Tsar Tsaltan. The piece accompanies a scene where a magical bird changes a prince into an insect so he can fly away:

SWAN-BIRD: Well, now, my bumblebee, go on a spree, catch up with the ship on the sea, go down secretly, get into a crack a little distance away.  Good luck, Gvidon, fly, only do not stay long!      (The bumblebee flies away.)

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The piece has been interpreted on a number of instruments: