Themes from the Nutcracker composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Ed Huckeby. Concert band. Build-A-Band Series. Grade 3. Score and set of parts. Composed 2010. Duration 4 minutes, 9 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.026-3950-00).
Adapted for the Barnhouse Build-A-Band Series from the original band arrangement of the same title, "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. Playable by any instrumentation as long as the five basic parts are covered, it's very playable and sure to be the hit of any holiday concert!
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The Build-A-Band Series provides educational and enjoyable music for bands with incomplete or unbalanced instrumentation. Written using just four or five parts (plus percussion), these effective arrangements will work with any combination of brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments as long as you distribute the parts so that each of the five parts is covered. All of the publications in the Build-A-Band Series have been arranged to be playable with any instrumentation as long as each part is used: 1st Part, 2nd Part, 3rd Part, 4th Part, and Bass Part. (Please note: In some of these arrangements the 4th Part, and the Bass Part are the same, making it possible to play those arrangements with only 4 parts.)