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
Kevin H. Moore
For use with the combined part above.
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)
Scène dansante (Act I, No.4)
- - composer's piano arr.
|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|