March of the Nutcracker (from The Nutcracker Ballet) composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Richard Meyer. Orchestra. Masterworks; String Orchestra. String Orchestra. Form: March. Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic; Winter. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 126 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20588).
Always a favorite with audiences and performers, this familiar march has been skillfully arranged for string orchestra while keeping the excitement and energy of the original intact. The cross rhythms, accidentals, and virtuosic middle section featuring first violins make this selection an outstanding teaching-tool for the developing string orchestra. Use it with Highland/Etling's other Nutcracker arrangements (Gruselle's Trepak and Meyer's Dance of the Toy Flutes) to create your own miniature Nutcracker Suite!