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Nutty Nutcracker, The

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Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikowsky (arr. Mike Hannickel)

General Info

Year: 2006
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Curnow Music Press, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $69.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.95


1. The Samba Overture – 1:19
2. The Dance of the Klezmer Clarinets – 0:58
3. The Chinese Hoedown – 0:47
4. The Arabian Tango – 0:57
5. The Pack-Tail Trepak – 0:59
6. The Reggae Parade – 0:52
7. The Waltz of the Mariachi Flowers – 0:52


Full Score
Flute (doubling Piccolo)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba (or Xylophone)
  • Samba Whistle (or Agogo Bells)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timbales
  • Tom-Toms
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Imagine Tchaikovsky on a vacation trip that was arranged by a really, really bad travel agent - that, in a nutshell, describes The Nutty Nutcracker. This humorous parody of what may be some of the best-known melodies on the planet is a certain crowd pleaser. Everybody knows the tunes, but not like THIS! The Arabian Tango, The Chinese Hoedown, The Waltz of the Mariachi Flowers, The Dance of the Klezmer Clarinets - you get the idea.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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