What are the songs in The Nutcracker in order?
- Track 1 – Miniature Overture.
- Track 2 – The Decoration of the Christmas Tree.
- Track 3 – March.
- Track 4 – Children’s Galop and Entry of the Parents.
- Track 5 – Arrival of Drosselmeyer.
- Track 6 – Grandfather’s Dance.
- Track 7 – Clara and the Nutcracker.
- Track 8 – The Battle.
What is The Nutcracker theme song called?
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker (The Royal Ballet)
What music is used in The Nutcracker ballet?
Pletnev: Concert suite from The Nutcracker, for solo piano Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Tarantella. Intermezzo (Journey through the Snow) Russian Trepak.
Did Tchaikovsky compose the music for The Nutcracker?
Tchaikovsky composed The Nutcracker, one of the most beloved ballets of all time, begrudgingly. He was writing an opera, Iolanta, for the Mariinsky Theatre that was scheduled to premiere during the winter of 1892.
What is a Sugar Plum fairy?
The Sugar Plum Fairies are characters who appeared during the Nutcracker Suite segment in Fantasia. They are small beautiful female fairies of different colors who are responsible for sublimating the nature, the night, in autumn and winter.
What instruments are used in The Nutcracker March?
The ballet is scored for a large orchestra consisting of 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd doubling piccolos), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (in A, B-flat), bass clarinet (in A, B-flat), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (in F), 2 trumpets (in A, B-flat), 3 trombones, tuba + 4 timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam.
What is the difference between Clara and Marie in The Nutcracker?
He chose to refer to Clara as “Marie.” Because The Nutcracker ballet developed from two versions of a single book, the lead role of the story is sometimes named “Clara” and sometimes “Marie.” However, in most ballet versions of the story, the little girl who dreams of a living nutcracker is referred to as “Clara.”