Miniature Overture (from The Nutcracker). Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Mel Orriss. For flute quartet: 2 piccolos, 2 flutes. Flutets series. Grade 7 to 9. Score and parts. Duration 3'00. Published by Wonderful Winds (WN.T001).
A lively and intricate arrangement of the opening movement from The Nutcracker Suite. The inclusion of 2 piccolos helps to capture the 'miniature' character of the music, and the various tunes swap cheekily between the parts making it great fun to play and to listen to.