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Nutcracker Fantasy, The

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Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Peter I Tchaikovsky (adapted by Yo Goto)

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 13:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bravo Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $19.00


Full Score
C Piccolo (doubles Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Eb Contra Alto Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended cymbal
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Whip
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This arrangement intends to make fantastic, beautiful and boisterous music from its namesake. (Mr. Tanaka, the Neagari JHS Band Director says, "This piece is like turning over a toy box".) Accordingly, many scenes come one after another (or by bits and pieces sometimes) and various sound effects (pistols, clocks, whips, ratchets, etc.) are used a lot. Each section has a feature, like a soli, but the brass parts are not too strenuous. Some difficult passages have been simplified and are not strictly faithful to the original.

- Program note by publisher

The Nutcracker is a two-act ballet, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (op. 71). It was given its première at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg on Sunday, December 18, 1892.

Although the original production was not a success, the 20-minute suite that Tchaikovsky extracted from the ballet was. However, the complete Nutcracker has enjoyed enormous popularity since the late 1960s, and is now performed by countless ballet companies, primarily during the Christmas season, especially in North America. Tchaikovsky's score has become one of his most famous compositions, in particular the pieces featured in the suite.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

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