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Sheet Music: Pas de deux

TitlePas de deux
from The Nutcracker
Alternate titlesIntrada
Opus numberOp. 71
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
RangeB3–G6
Time signature4/4
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time3:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (89 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (3 kB) (change tempo) MP3 (2.2 MB)
Date added2010-12-23
Last updated2010-12-23
CategoriesBallet excerpts, Romantic

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Thursday 23 December 2010

Tune of the Day: Pas de deux

from “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

In ballet, a pas de deux (which means "steps of two” in French) is a duet in which dancers perform the dance together. The Pas de deux from Act II of The Nutcracker exists in many different versions. It was originally meant to be danced by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, but is now very often danced by the Nutcracker Prince and Clara, the girl through whose eyes we experience the entire story, and who is the heroine and female lead of the ballet.

Thanks to Amy for suggesting this piece!

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