The Nutcracker Suite (Solo Piano) composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Edited by Maurice Hinson. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Suite. Classical Period and Christmas. SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced). Collection. Standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4856).
ISBN 0739006754. With standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Classical Period and Christmas. 9x12 inches.
Each volume includes eight movements chosen and arranged for piano solo or 1 piano/4 hands by Tchaikovsky himself in 1891, adapted from his orchestral ballet. To assist pianists in creating a memorable performance, editorial notes are offered by Dr. Hinson and the story of The Nutcracker is provided as an introduction.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 7-8.
About SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
4 and 5-note chords spanning more than an octave. Intricate rhythms and melodies.