Sheet Music: Overture Miniature

TitleOverture Miniature
from The Nutcracker Suite
Opus numberOp. 71
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyB-flat major
Time signature2/4
Tempo108 BPM
Performance time1:50
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2011-11-11
Last updated2011-11-11
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Friday 11 November 2011

Tune of the Day: Miniature Overture

from “The Nutcracker Suite”, transcribed for solo flute

What we have to offer today is the very first movement of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite. In its original setting, this cheerful curtain raiser has a very unique sound to it, because it is scored for winds and high strings only, without cellos and double basses.

Thanks to Jeffrey for suggesting this piece!

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Overture Miniature Flute solo
2.March Flute solo
3.Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Flute & Piano
4.Russian Dance Flute solo
5.Arabian Dance Flute solo
6.Chinese Dance Flute solo
7.Dance of the Mirlitons Flute solo
8.Waltz of the Flowers Flute solo