Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
By Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky / arr. Gayle Kowalchyk and E. L. Lancaster
From Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
From the famous "Nutcracker Suite," this arrangement captures all the textures, moods and rich harmonies of the orchestral original, and is a wonderful holiday recital piece for the late intermediate pianist. It is written in E minor and includes many swings in dynamics, a lot of staccato touch, accents, accidentals and a wide use of the keyboard.