The Nutcracker Suite (Solo Piano)
Solo piano - SMP Level 8 (Early Advanced)
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Form: Suite. Classical Period and Christmas. Collection. With standard notation and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 48 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4856).
Item Number: AP.4856
ISBN 0739006754. 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.
- Miniature Overture
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- Russain Dance, "Trepak"
- Arab Dance
- Chinese Dance
- Dance of the Reed Flutes
- Waltz of the Flowers