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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Nutcracker (The) (arr. M. Knight and S. Cox for brass septet and percussion) (version with narration) (Jacobi, Septura, Lumsdaine)

    
      

 

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TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I.: Nutcracker (The) (arr. M. Knight and S. Cox for brass septet and percussion) (version with narration) (Jacobi, Septura, Lumsdaine)

Brass instruments are a vital part of the festive fabric of Christmas, and Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet The Nutcracker is made even more joyful with the brassy brilliance of Septura. Narrated by pre-eminent actor Derek Jacobi, The Nutcracker is set on Christmas Eve, with music both rapturous and fantastical. It tells the story of how young Clara’s favourite present, a nutcracker shaped like a little man, turns into a handsome prince at midnight. Septura has been acclaimed by Brass Band World for its ‘stylistic perfection’ and ‘beautifully portrayed artistry’ (Music for Brass Septet • 2, Naxos 8.573386).


Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
Knight, Matthew, lyricist(s)
Knight, Matthew / Cox, Simon, arranger(s)

  The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (arr. M. Knight and S. Cox for brass septet and percussion) (version with narration)
1.   Play with flash player Miniature Overture 00:03:05
2.   Play with flash player Narration: Now, at the time of this story… 00:00:58
3.   Play with flash player Act I: March 00:02:21
4.   Play with flash player Narration: The children's joy knew no bounds… 00:00:23
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Children's Galop and Entry of the Parents 00:01:23
6.   Play with flash player Narration: The Christmas Eve party having assembled… 00:05:17
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Dance: Allegro 00:01:00
8.   Play with flash player Narration: Suddenly the children both exclaimed… 00:01:14
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Arrival of Drosselmeyer: Andantino 00:01:31
10.   Play with flash player Narration: The children were reassured… 00:00:22
11.   Play with flash player Act I: Cabbage and Pâté: Andantino 00:01:17
12.   Play with flash player Narration: Drosselmeyer smiled… 00:00:17
13.   Play with flash player Act I: Drosselmeyer's Gifts: Allegro molto vivace 00:00:34
14.   Play with flash player Narration: To everyone’s delight… 00:00:10
15.   Play with flash player Act I: Doll's Waltz: Tempo di valse 00:01:01
16.   Play with flash player Narration: Then Drosselmeyer wound up Fritz's soldier… 00:00:12
17.   Play with flash player Act I: Toy Soldier: Presto 00:01:07
18.   Play with flash player Narration: Clara and Fritz were delighted… 00:02:25
19.   Play with flash player Act I: Berceuse: Andante 00:01:55
20.   Play with flash player Narration: Eventually, unable to stand this commotion… 00:00:13
21.   Play with flash player Act I: Grandfather's Dance: Tempo di Grossvater 00:00:49
22.   Play with flash player Narration: The evening wore away… 00:00:24
23.   Play with flash player Act I: The Moonlit Living Room: Allegro giusto 00:00:30
24.   Play with flash player Narration: The clock struck midnight… 00:00:56
25.   Play with flash player Act I: The Mice and the Christmas Tree: Più allegro 00:03:15
26.   Play with flash player Narration: Clara heard a shot ring out… 00:02:03
27.   Play with flash player Act I: The Battle 00:03:00
28.   Play with flash player Narration: But Clara could no longer bear to watch… 00:01:12
29.   Play with flash player Act I: A Forest of Fir Trees in Winter 00:03:56
30.   Play with flash player Narration: The Prince led Clara… 00:00:41
31.   Play with flash player Act II: The Palace of Confituremburg: Allegro brillante 00:00:47
32.   Play with flash player Narration: Chocolate began, a little immodestly… 00:00:17
33.   Play with flash player Act II: Chocolate: Spanish Dance 00:01:12
34.   Play with flash player Narration: Coffee told of the nomadic life… 00:00:10
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