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Themes from "The Nutcracker Suite"

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Peter I. Tchaikovsky

Peter I Tchaikovsky (arr. Johnson)


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General Info

Year: 1892 / 1952
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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
Cornets Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Tennessee: III
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

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  • Spotswood (N.J.) High School Concert Band (Christina Restine, conductor) – 13 December 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 11 December 2016
  • Marshfield High School (Wisc.) Wind Ensemble - 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer

Template:Tschaikovskyworks


Resources

  • The Nutcracker, Wikipedia Accessed 26 December 2016
  • Tschaikovsky, P.; Johnson, C. (1953). Themes from the Nutcracker Suite [score]. Belwin Mills: [New York].