The Nutcracker Suite composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Masterworks; Score. Belwin Jazz Legends Series. Christmas; Jazz; Masterwork Arrangement; Secular; Winter. Grade 6. 156 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33377S).
This new edition of Tchaikovskyâ€™s "The Nutcracker Suite," arranged in 1960 by Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington, was assembled from the original manuscripts held in the Strayhorn Repository and the Ellington Collection of the Smithsonian Institutionâ€™s National Museum of American History. For purposes of accuracy, the manuscripts were cross-checked carefully with the original Duke Ellington Orchestra recording (Columbia CS 8341). Edited by Jeff Lindberg.