Sheet Music: Mother Gigogne

TitleMother Gigogne
from The Nutcracker
Alternate titlesMother Ginger and Her Children
Dance of the Clowns
La mère Gigogne et les polichinelles
Opus numberOp. 71
ComposerPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyA major
Time signature2/4
Tempo132 BPM
Performance time2:40
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2015-01-30
Last updated2015-01-30
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Friday 30 January 2015

Tune of the Day: Mother Gigogne

from “The Nutcracker”, transcribed for solo flute

This lively tune is taken from Act II of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's famous ballet The Nutcracker, when Mother Ginger has her children, the Polichinelles, emerge from under her enormous skirt to dance. The number is also known under the title “Mother Gigogne and the Clowns”.

Thanks to Mairi for suggesting this piece!

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