Russian Romanticism reached its peak with the music of Tchaikovsky, as the three instantly recognizable excerpts included in this uncomplicated arrangement will attest---Symphony No. 4, Mvt. IV, The Nutcracker Suite (Overture), and 1812 Overture. Younger players should have no problem mastering this music, which has been richly scored by Douglas E. Wagner to make even the smallest ensemble sound great. Teachable moments abound in 'Three Tchaikovsky Themes' including the development of full, confident bowing; the awareness of dynamic contrast and contouring of phrases; an opportunity for discussion, with this music standing as an introduction to the memorable melodies and embracing harmonies of this period. Fun to play, and an almost guaranteed hit with any audience!
Douglas E. Wagner : Arranger
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky : Composer
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky : Composer
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