“Dance of the Merlitons”


Excerpt from ballet “Nutcracker”

Level : 2 – intermediate beginner

practice instructions PDF
music sheet PDF
“soloist plus orchestra” demo MP3
“minus soloist” play-along mp3

Length: 1min 32sec

Format: downloadable

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One of Peter Tchaikovsky’s most enduring legacies is his ballet “The Nutcracker”. It is a Christmas story in which young Marie Stahlbaum’s favorite toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle, becomes a Prince and whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls. It is called “The Land of Sweets”, and various pastries and candies are dancing in it, for example in the “Dance of the Mirlitons” (a French flat waffle, rolled into a tube and filled with chocolate mousse).

HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!