How would you describe the Waltz of the Flowers?

Waltz of the Flowers is the final dance of the ballet where all the Sugar Plum Fairy’s sweets celebrate Clara and the prince. However, the piece does not immediately start with a celebratory feel, and this is built up throughout the duration of the work to make the climaxes even more effective for the listener.

What string instruments are in Waltz of the Flowers?

Instrumentation: 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, harp, strings. Duration: 7 minutes.

What is the rhythm of Waltz of the Flowers?

The Trepak dance uses 2/4 (two beats in a bar) and the Waltz of the Flowers uses 3/4. This means it has three beats per bar and gives the waltz its distinct ‘oom pah pah’ feel.

What is the form of Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker?

Discussion. This is a waltz form so there is a characteristic pattern in the accompaniment (can be called “oom cha cha” or “hard-soft-soft”). However, there is also a rather longish introduction prior to that characteristic pattern. It primarily is played on the harp with orchestral accompaniment.

Is Waltz of the Flowers in The Nutcracker?

The Waltz of the Flowers comes from the second act of the evergreen ballet The Nutcracker, which was first seen at the Mariinsky Theater two years later.

What instruments are in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker?

The ballet is scored for a large orchestra consisting of 3 flutes (2nd and 3rd doubling piccolos), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets (in A, B-flat), bass clarinet (in A, B-flat), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (in F), 2 trumpets (in A, B-flat), 3 trombones, tuba + 4 timpani, triangle, tambourine, cymbals, bass drum, tam tam.

What is the instruments used in the Swan from Carnival of the Animals?

It was originally composed for a chamber group of 11 instruments: flute/piccolo, clarinet, two pianos, glass harmonica, xylophone, two violins, viola, cello, and double bass. However today it is often performed by a full orchestra of strings and a glockenspiel (in place of the glass harmonica).

When was the Waltz of the Flowers written?

The “Waltz of the Flowers” (1892) is a piece of orchestral music from the second act of The Nutcracker, a ballet composed by Tchaikovsky.

What is the tempo of the Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite?

Waltz of the Flowers is played at 112 Beats Per Minute (Moderato), or 28 Measures/Bars Per Minute. Time Signature: 4/4. Use our Online Metronome to practice at a tempo of 112BPM.