Sheet Music: Marche miniature

TitleMarche miniature
from Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D minor
Opus numberOp. 43, No. 1
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature2/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time1:55
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2012-08-13
Last updated2012-08-13
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Monday 13 August 2012

Tune of the Day: Marche miniature

by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, transcribed for solo flute

This march in A major is the fourth movement of Orchestral Suite No. 1 in D minor, which Tchaikovsky composed in 1878 and 1879. Scored for upper woodwinds (piccolo, two flutes, two oboes and two clarinets), with very discreet contributions from violins, triangle and bells, this music's confectionery lightness would have allowed it to fit easily into The Nutcracker. Because of its popularity, it is frequently played as a standalone piece.