The Nutcracker Suite: Dance Of The Reed Pipes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Lloyd Conley. For clarinet choir (6 Bb (2 players on each of 3 parts), Eb alto, Bb bass, & Eb contra-alto clarinets with optional suspended cymbal). Romantic, Christmas. Grade 5. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.15652).
This classic segment is one of the most well-loved in the suite. And what better instrumental ensemble to perform Dance Of the Reed Pipes than a clarinet choir! In order to provide adequate breathing space in busy sections, the hocket technique (shifting the melodic line back and forth between two players) is utilized in several places. Duration 2:30.