Themes from "The Nutcracker" (flex)

From Wind Repertory Project
Peter I Tchaikovsky

Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky (arr. Ed Huckeby)

General Info

Year: 1891 / 1999 / 2010
Duration: c. 4:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
C Treble Part 1
High B-flat Part 1
High E-flat Part 1
C Treble Part 2
High B-flat Part 2
High E-flat Part 2
F Horn Part 2
Low B-flat Part 3
Low E-flat Part 3
Bass Clef Part 3
F Horn Part 3
Viola Part 3
Low B-flat Part 4
Low E-flat Part 4
Bass Clef Part 4
Percussion, including:

  • Mallets
  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Auxiliary Percussion


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Themes from "The Nutcracker" is a perfect selection for any holiday concert. This splendid arrangement includes an introduction based on the Overture and the main themes from the March, the Arabian Dance and the Russian Dance.

- Program Note from publisher

The Nutcracker is an 1892 two-act ballet with a score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Op. 71). The libretto is adapted from E. T. A. Hoffmann's story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

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. Among other things, the score is noted for its use of the celesta.

- Program Note form Wikipedia


State Ratings

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