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The Nutcracker Suite - CD Kit

A Mini-Musical based on Tchaikovsky's Famous Ballet

By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

A Mini-Musical based on Tchaikovsky's Famous Ballet. Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by with new lyrics by Sally K. Albrecht, recording orchestrated Alan Billingsley. This edition: CD Kit. Children's Musicals and Programs. Masterwork; Secular. Teacher's Handbook & Soundtrax CD. 60 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.27273).

Item Number: AP.27273
ISBN 0739045423. Masterwork; Secular.

Study a classic this holiday season! Multiple narrators (speaking in rhyming verse) tell the story of little Clara's dreamlike Christmas adventure to the Nutcracker's magical land. Whether performed in concert program style or with full staging, teachers will take "suite" delight in teaching Tchaikovsky's original music in simple vocal arrangements with clever, plot-progressing lyrics. A true holiday tradition brought to life to share with your students and audiences alike. * Recommended for grades 2-6. * Performance time: approximately 20 minutes. * Reproducible Student Pages and Staging Notes included.

The CD Kit includes the Teacher's Handbook (AP.27271) and the Soundtrax CD (AP.27272). See individual items for detailed descriptions.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • November 14, 2007 Great music!

    The accompaniment CD has wonderful recordings that are true to the original Nutcracker Suite. However, I was disappointed when I received my kit and noticed that there were no staging or movements/dances written in the program. I had ordered the "Night Before Christmas" a few years ago, which is...

    also by Sally Albrecht and loved the music and the MOVEMENTS - it was a real pleaser to the students and the audience. However this one could really use some suggested movements. I've tried my best to come up with some movements to teach the students, but I'm not a professional dancer. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for showtime! I'm disappointed. I feel like I paid $85 for a $30 show kit.

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