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Selections from "The Nutcracker Suite" (Hartman)

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Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Peter I Tchaikovsky (arr. Lee Hartman)


General Info

Year: 1884 /2013
Duration: c. 4:15
Original Medium: Orchestra
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ragnarok Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Movements

1. Arabian Dance
2. Spanish Dance


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Castanets
  • Tambourine
  • Tenor Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

This arrangement of Arabian Dance and Spanish Dance, two of the "international" dances from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite's "Grand Divertissement," complements those of Robert Longfield’s arrangement of China Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Russian Dance (Trepak). All five can readily be performed together to form a more complete set.

- Program Note by arranger


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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