The Nutcracker (ballet), Op.71 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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 Title Page, Contents, Instrumentation, and Overture
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 Act I, No.1. The Christmas Tree
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 Act I, No.2. March
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 Act I, No.3. Children's Galop and Entrance of the Parents
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 Act I, No.4. Dance Scene
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 Act I, No.5. Scene and Dance (Grandfather)
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 Act I, No.6. Scene
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 Act I, No.7. Scene
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 Act I, No.8. Scene
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 Act I, No.9. Waltz of the Snowflakes
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 Act II, No.10. Scene
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 Act II, No.11. Scene
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 Act II, No.12. Divertissement
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 Act II, No.13. Waltz of the Flowers
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 Act II, No.14. Pas de Deux, Variations, and Coda
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 Act II, No.15. Waltz Finale and Apotheosis
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TchaiNutcrackerOverture.pdf
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First edition (reprint)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1892]. Plate 17668.

Reprinted:

New York: Broude Brothers, 1951. Plate B.B. 47.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

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

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 13. Valse des fleurs
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Emblyadell (2014/4/9)

SIBLEY1802.22367.a3f8-39087011373158score.pdf
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Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1892]. Plate 17648.

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Parts

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 Flute 1, 2/Piccolo, 3/Piccolo
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 Oboe 1, 2
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 English Horn
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 Clarinet 1, 2 (B, A)
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 Bass Clarinet (B)
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 Bassoon 1, 2
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 Horn 1, 2 (F)
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 Horn 3, 4 (F)
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 Trumpet 1, 2 (A, B)
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 Trombone 1, 2, 3, Tuba
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 Timpani
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 Celesta
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 Harp 1
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 Harp 2
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 Violins I
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 Violins II
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 Violas
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 Cellos
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 Basses
#38413 - 2.67MB, 52 pp. -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 4263x

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Ottaviano (2009/8/30)

PMLP08586-Tchaikovsky-Op71.Flute.pdf
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Manuscript, n.d.

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 Violas
#21720 - 2.98MB, 49 pp. -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- !N/!N/!N - 790x

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PMLP08586-Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Op71 Viola.pdf
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 Glockenspiel
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PMLP08586-Tchaikovsky Nutcracker GLOCKENSPIEL.pdf
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Eric C. Borghi

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 Harp 1 and 2 combined
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 Harp 2 (No.14 only)
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PMLP08586-Nutcracker Harp Part.pdf
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Kevin H. Moore

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OboeRama Music (ASCAP)

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Harp 2 is for use with the combined part

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Waltz of the Snowflakes (Act I, No.9)

 Clarinet in B (transposed)
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 Glockenspiel
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Missing Glockenpiel part to Waltz of the Snowflakes

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

See: The Nutcracker (suite), Op.71a

Complete

For Piano solo (Tchaikovsky)

 Overture
#30067 - 8.36MB, 10 pp. -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (21- V*/V*/V* - 9287x

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 Act I
#30068 - 74.29MB, 72 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17- V*/V*/V* - 10932x

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 Act II
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PMLP08586-The Nutcracker Ouverture.pdf
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[Composer]

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Leningrad: Muzyka, 1982. Plate 2729

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300dpi high quality

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For Piano solo (Taneyev)

 Complete Score
#30803 - 11.97MB, 171 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10- V/V/V - 15939x

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Carolus (2009/4/29)

PMLP08586-Tchaikovsky-Op71PRtan.pdf
Arranger:

Sergey Taneyev (1856–1915)

Publisher Info.:

Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.(1892). Plate 17669

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For Organ (Custard)

 Marche (Act I, No.2)
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 Danse des Mirlitons (Act II, No.12e)
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KGill (2010/8/22)

PMLP08586-47 pdfsam 1 14283D152d01.pdf
Arranger:

Reginald Goss-Custard (1877–1956)

Publisher Info.:

London: Alfred Lengnick & Co., 1910. Plate A. L. & Co. 935.

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General Information

Work Title The Nutcracker
Alternative Title Щелкунчик ; Casse-noisette
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.71 ; TH 14
Movements/Sections 2 acts, 3 scenes

Overture

Allegro giusto (182 bars)

Act I

  • Scene 1
1. Scène: L'ornement et l'illumination de l'arbre de Noël. Allegro non troppo (134 bars)
2. Marche. Tempo di Marcia viva (88 bars)
3. Petit galop des enfants et entrée des parents. Presto - Andante (118 bars)
4. Scène dansante. Andantino—Allegro molto vivace—Tempo di Valse—Presto (258 bars)
5. Scène et danse Grossvater.
Andante (Tempo di Valse)—Andantino—Tempo di Grossvater (225 bars)
6. Scène: Le départ des invités. La nuit. Allegro semplice—Moderato assai (161 bars)
7. Scène: La bataille. Allegro vivo (121 bars)
  • Scene 2
8. Scène: Une forêt de sapins en hiver. Andante (71 bars)
9. Valse des flocons de neige. Tempo di Valse, ma con moto—Presto (407 bars)

Act II

  • Scene 3
10. Scène: Le palais enchanté de Confiturenburg. Andante (91 bars)
11. Scène: L'arrivée de Casse-Noisette et Claire. Andante con moto—Allegro agitato (142 bars)
12. 'Divertissement:
a) Le chocolat: Danse espagnole. Allegro brillante (78 bars)
b) Le café: Danse arabe. Comodo (102 bars)
c) 'Le thé: Danse chinoise. Allegro moderato (32 bars)
d) Trépak: Danse russe. Tempo di Trepak, molto vivace (84 bars)
e) Danse des mirlitons. Andantino (77 bars)
f) La mère Gigogne et les polichinelles. Allegro giocoso (156 bars)
13. Valse des fleurs. Tempo di Valse (353 bars)
14. Pas de deux:
Andante maestoso (74 bars)
Var. 1. Tempo di Tarantella (51 bars)
Var. 2. Andante ma non troppo (84 bars)
Coda. Vivace assai (102 bars)
15. Valse finale et apothèose. Tempo di Valse—Molto meno (294 bars)
Year/Date of Composition 1892
First Performance 1892-12-18 — St. Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre
Riccardo Drigo (conductor), Lev Ivanov (choreographer)
First Publication 1892 — Moscow: P. Jurgenson
  • Full score, Plate 17668, 511 pages.
  • Piano solo (arr. Taneyev), Plate 17669, 175 pages.
  • Simplified piano solo (arr. Tchaikovsky) Plate 17782, 166 pages.
  • Piano 4 hands (arr. Arensky) Plates 18870-885, 269 pages..
Average Duration 85 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Chorus, Orchestra
Chorus (Voices)
Boys Choir or Female Chorus (SA) [offstage in Act I, No.9 only, wordless]
Orchestra
3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (B, A),
bass clarinet (B, A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (A, B), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, percussion, celesta (or piano), 2 harps, strings
cymbals, bass drum, triangle, tambourine, castanets, tam-tam, glockenspiel,
children's instruments (rattle, trumpet (C), drums, cuckoo (C), quail (C))
Related Works See also the orchestral suite from the ballet, Op.71a.
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
Wikipedia article
Extra Information Sergey Taneyev's arrangement for solo piano was revised and simplified by Tchaikovsky, 1892
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