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Tchaikovsky: Chinese Dance from Nutcracker Suite for Baritone Horn & Piano

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By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Baritone Horn (T.C.) & Piano - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893). Arranged by James M. Guthrie, ASCAP. Romantic Period, Repertoire, Christmas, Fairy Tales, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by jmsgu3 (S0.367105).

Item Number: S0.367105

Duration: ca 1:00 Score: 5 pages, Solo part: 2 pages, piano part: 3 pages. Short but fascinating Chinese Dance from the Nutcracker Suite. Program this for a recital encore or Christmas pageant.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky is probably the most popular of thegreat composers in America. His music certainly appeals to musicians. Likewise,it appeals even to folks who don’t normally listen to serious music. This isprobably because of his most noteworthy melodies. Above all, he writes withgreat emotion. This certainly makes a most noteworthy if not an unforgettableimpact.


First of all, He attended classes at the RussianMusical Society. Even more, He also attended the St. PetersburgConservatory. There he studied music theory with Nikolai Zaremba. He alsoconsequently studied composition with Anton Rubenstein. It seems likeRubenstein came under criticism from a group of Russian composers known as “theFive.”

The Five

The Five certainly rejected Western musicalinfluences. They rather sought to use elements from Russian music. Theyfurthermore wanted to use more exotic musical materials.

Western Techniques

More than other Russian composers, Tchaikovskystudied modern Western music. He certainly develops his music like the Europeanmasters. So, rather than repeating a motive, he moves to a new key. He thenintroduces a different theme in the new key. Hence, he maintained hisindependence from “the Five.” Even more, he became the first Russian composerof international stature.


Tchaikovsky was probably influenced in his balletscoring by Léo Delibes. Richard Wagner influenced his symphonic writing.Tchaikovsky’s most famous works include the 1812 Overture, The Nutcracker Suite,and Swan Lake. Also famous are the Violin Concerto in D and the six symphonies.The greatest of the six symphonies may be No. 6, the “Pathétique.”

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

The Nutcracker Suite is a ballet that was performedfor the first time in December 1892 in St. Petersburg. To begin with, theoriginal ballet failed to attract a positive reception. However, the ballet suitebecame probably one of the most popular of all of Tchaikovsky’s works. Theballet suite became even more famous since the 1960s. It is now performed allover the world particularly during the Christmas season. Register for free lifetime updates and revisions of this product at



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