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Good King Nutcracker

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Michael Story

Arranged by Michael Story

Subtitle: With Apologies to Peter Tchaikovsky

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00


Full Score
Bb Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Composer Michael Story weaves two holiday favorites into a tapestry that audiences will remember and enjoy. The theme from Good King Wenceslas makes its ballet debut by being performed in the style of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, specifically March of the Toys, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, and Russian Dance. “With apologies to Peter Tchaikovsky” is what is written under the title, warning the musicians of what capricious behavior awaits them in this piece.

- Program note by Faubion Middle School Symphonic I Band concert program, 20 December 2012

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown

State Ratings

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