Nutcracker Suite 3. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

P. Tchaikovsky arr. Erik Cole
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So transcribing the celeste part to fit into an ensemble like this was a big challenge due to its enormous range, but the movement is so famous that leaving it out was out of the question. In the end, I decided to replace the usual 3rd oboe part with 4 solo oboes to cover the 4-part harmony of the celeste. The key was lowered a step from the original to help the top solo voice be in a bit more comfortable range, and for once lowering things didn't make any of the other parts too awkward or out-of-range.

Score ID
P. Tchaikovsky arr. Erik Cole
Difficult (Grades 7+)
2 minutes
Double reed ensemble
Classical music

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