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Overture To The Nutcracker Ballet

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Overture To The Nutcracker Ballet composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by Earl North. For woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon). Romantic, Christmas. Grade 5. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16935).

Marked allegro giusto, this familiar classic will keep better players on their toes as they execute a mix of tutti passages and offset entrances. In the final half of the coda, the flute part calls for piccolo. Duration 3:15.

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  • 5

    Sarasota, FL
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  • January 30, 2009 Fun and Peppy Piece

    I love Tchaikovsky, and this arrangement definitely has the spirit of the Nutcracker, and is transposed in a way that is very true to the orchestral arrangement. There are some tough little solos for the flute/piccolo, clarinet, and oboe when taken at full speed, so this piece is not...

    only fun but also challenging in a constructive sort of way. I would recommend this piece for any Christmas concert or any quintet interested in entering Solo and Ensemble. My experienced high school quintet consists of 5 people with varying musical tastes, and this movement is from a piece so widely recognized that it can be enjoyed by all those who play and hear it. Based on our experience, whoever purchases this piece will most certainly have fun with it!

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  • 4

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  • June 04, 2007 Pleasant arrangement. Good value.

    I bought this music for the quintet that I play in, that includes 3 university music students. It's pleasant music, but I felt it was probably misgraded - at least if the 'grade V' referred to the Associated Board grading system. If the pieces were solo, that would be about...

    right. But we agreed that it was actually quite demanding to sight-read. Particularly when compared to the grade III Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony quintet by the same publisher.

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