Nutcracker (Suite for Smaller Clarinet Choir)

Tchaikovsky arr. Alun Cook
Alun Cook
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I think "finger-cracker" might be a more appropriate title, with some challenging parts in this suite of four movements from Tchaikovsky's ballet, "The Nutcracker", the four movements being Overture Miniature, Dance of the Mirlitons, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak.

This is available in 2 different scorings. This is the smaller version, scored for a minimum of 6 Bbs and 1 Bass Clarinet, the full scoring is for 1 Eb, 4 Bbs, 1 Alto Cl, 2 Basses, 1 Contra Alto, 1 Contra Bass. The Eb and Alto parts are covered by alternative Bb parts, and the Contras are optional.

Although the two versions follow identical structures, the majority of the parts in the smaller version have slight changes to accommodate the reduced scoring. The MP3 recording consists of short extracts of each movement. The recordings are of the smaller ensemble version, using Bb parts for the Eb and Alto, and 2 Basses and no Contras.

The smaller version requires a minimum of 6 Bbs and 1 Bass.

Score ID
Tchaikovsky arr. Alun Cook
Alun Cook
Difficult (Grades 7+)
9 minutes
Clarinet choir
Classical music

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