Beriozka (The Birch Tree) – How to Play on Glockenspiel / Xylophone

“The Birch Tree (Beriozka)” is a very old traditional Russian Folk Song. The Russian name is usually written as “Beriozka”, “Berezka” or “Beroza” and in English the song is sometimes called “In The Field Stood a Birch Tree”.

The classical composer Tchaikovsky included this popular tune in the last movement of his Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36, written in 1877 -1878, and the film composer Dario Marianelli used the song in his music for the film “Anna Karenina”.

 

Glockenspiel / Xylophone Tutorial Video

 

 

Beriozka (The Birch Tree) Glockenspiel / Xylophone Sheet Music and Note Chart

The melody of Beriozka (The Birch Tree) is rather easy to play on the Xylophone/ Glockenspiel. It consists of 6 natural notes, as you can see on the chart following the notes of the song.

The song consists of four parts which are placed on different staffs. The second one is a variant of the first and the last two are the same. Watch the video a couple of times and study each part at your own pace until you get the hang of it. Remember to use both mallets as much as you can – not only the one that is more convenient for you (e.g. the right one if you’re right-handed) as this an important basic technique.

To save this free glockenspiel sheet music of “Beriozka (The Birch Tree)” to your computer, right click (or tap and hold, on mobile devices) and choose “Save Image As…”. Alternatively, you can download the PDF file below.

Beriozka The Birch Tree free xylophone glockenspiel sheet music color notes chart pdf

Free Printable PDF with Glockenspiel / Xylophone Music Sheet with Note Chart and Lyrics

To download a printable PDF file with sheet music for glockenspiel of this song, click on the button above or on the following link.

Beriozka (The Birch Tree) | Free PDF with Glockenspiel Sheet Music

 

Click on the button to watch a sing-along video and download a instrumental mp3 of this song for free.

 

Click on the button to watch a karaoke video and download a PDF file with lyrics to this song for free.

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