Bolero is a one-movement orchestral work by French composer Maurice Ravel that is known for its gradual crescendo, ostinato rhytm, and sinuous melodies. It was commissioned by Russian dancer Ida Rubinstein and premiered at the Paris Opéra in 1928 with a choreography by Bronislava Nijinska. The work is based on the Spanish dance form of the same name and features a simple two-part theme that is played by different instruments in 18 variations.
In this arrangement for Low G ukulele, the theme is adapted to the four-stringed instrument and accompanied by interwoven harmonies that simulates the orchestral texture. The arrangement preserves the original tempo of Ravel’s composition and offers a unique way to experience this famous piece, allowing for experimentation with a range of articulations, dynamics, and strumming techniques.
The score includes standard notation and TAB.