Waltz of the Flowers – from The Nutcracker Suite

Waltz of the Flowers – from The Nutcracker Suite


Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Arranger: Mitchell Eithun

Octaves Handbell: 3 – 5

Octaves Handchimes: n/a

Level: 3 –

Optional:    Flute or C-instrument

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This familiar and delightful waltz from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” has been nicely arranged for handbells and optional flute or C-instrument. Although the added instrument will be “lovely icing on this musical cake,” it plays well using just bells. Written in F-major, it is mostly Rung with nicely-placed marts, thumb damps, and shakes, which accentuate the phrasings. Effective placement of dynamics emphasize the graceful movement of this wonderful work. It is accessible by moderately-accomplished groups and will be a lovely addition for your holiday concerts and more! 

Octave Ranges
3-5 octaves
Classical Arrangements
Holiday (Secular)
School and Youth
Secular - general usage
Level of Difficulty
Level 3-
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