Themes from The Nutcracker by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle. For string orchestra. FJH Developing Strings. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: ST6098S. Christmas. Grade 2.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2006. Duration 2:45. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6098).
Four melodies from Tchaikovsky's timeless ballet The Nutcracker are set for young string players in this arrangement of March, Waltz of the Flowers, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Russian Dance. These familiar tunes are set entirely in first position so students can concentrate on tone, intonation, accidentals, bow strokes, and style.
About FJH Developing Strings
Slightly more advanced than Beginning Strings, this series begins to involve more position work and a slightly more complex rhythmic figures. Rehearsal piano is often provided. Ideal for middle school and smaller high school programs. Grade 2 - 2.5