Nutcracker Suite 5. Arabian Dance

P. Tchaikovsky Arr. Erik Cole
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The constant ostinato/drone of the low strings throughout this movement made it quite difficult to transcribe, as it's hard for wind instruments to go on for that long while remaining delicate and in the background. The figure is low enough that it always had to be in the bassoon parts, which greatly limited how much I could spread it around. I did try to spread it around as much as possible, but some parts will still have a lot of repetitive counting to do for quite a while.

Score ID
P. Tchaikovsky Arr. Erik Cole
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Double reed ensemble
Classical music

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