The Nutcracker (ballet), Op.71 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)
|For the concert suite from this work, see The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a.|
Title Page, Contents, Instrumentation, and Overture
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Act I, No.3. Children's Galop and Entrance of the Parents
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First edition (reprint)
Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1892). Plate 17668
New York: Broude Brothers, 1951. Plate B.B. 47.
Misprints in the Finale
Rehearsal E+10 Clarinet 2: F♮ should be F♯
Rehearsal H+2 Horn 1 should be C♮, not C♭, Horn 2 should be A♭, not A♮
Percussion 1 (Cymbals/Bass Drum/Tam-Tam),
Percussion 2 (Triangle/Tambourine/Castanets/Rattle), Toy Trumpet
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These files are part of the Orchestra Parts Project.
Kevin H. Moore
Harp 2 is for use with the combined part
Waltz of the Snowflakes (Act I, No.9)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
- See also The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a.
For Piano solo (Tchaikovsky)
Leningrad: Muzyka, 1982. Plate 2729
300dpi high quality
For Piano solo (Taneyev)
For Organ (Custard)
|Work Title||The Nutcracker|
|Alternative Title||Щелкунчик ; Casse-noisette|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Op.71 ; TH 14|
|Movements/Sections||2 acts, 3 scenes
|Year/Date of Composition||1892|
|First Performance||1892-12-18 — St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
|First Publication||1892 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Full score, 511 pages. Plate 17668.|
1892 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Piano solo arr. (Taneyev), 175 pages. Plate 17669.
1892 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Simplified piano solo arr. (Tchaikovsky), 166 pages. Plate 17782.
1892 ? — Moscow: P. Jurgenson. Piano 4 hands arr. (Arensky), 269 pages. Plates 18870-885.
|Average Duration||85 minutes|
|Instrumentation||Voices: Boys Choir or Female Chorus (SA) [offstage in Act I, No.9 only, wordless]|
Orchestra: 2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B♭, A), bass clarinet (B♭, A), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (B♭, A), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, triangle, castanets, tambourine, children's instruments (trumpet (C), drums, cuckoo (C), quail (C), cymbals), cymbals, bass drum, tam-tam, glockenspiel + celesta (or piano) + 2 harps + strings
|Related Works||See also the orchestral suite from the ballet, Op.71a.|
|Extra Information||Sergey Taneyev's arrangement for solo piano was revised and simplified by Tchaikovsky, 1892|