The Birch Tree is a very old traditional Russian Folk Song. In the English alphabet the Russian name is usually written as "Beriozka", "Berioza", "Berezka" or "Beroza" and the song is sometimes known by its first line "In The Field Stood a Birch Tree" ("Vo Pole Beryioza Stoyala"). The classical composer Balakirev used the melody among other Russian folk songs, and was an influence on Tchaikovsky who used the melody in the last movement of his 4th Symphony. The film composer Dario Marianelli also used the song in his music for the film "Anna Karenina". In this youtube video you can hear a folk dance version of the melody.
The arrangement of "The Birch Tree" we provide here is for piano with 3 verses gradually adding more notes for the right hand. You can download the sheet music in PDF format for printing, or the MIDI and MP3 versions. Other Russian Folk Songs are listed in the left hand menu.
Here is a video of The Birch Tree (Beriozka) for piano:
The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of The Birch Tree (Beriozka) for piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of The Birch Tree (Beriozka) for piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.
The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for The Birch Tree (Beriozka) for piano in PDF format.