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The Sugar Plum Fairy by Peter Tchaikovsky, arranged for piano by Jim Paterson

Tchaikovsky's music is deservedly popular, and some of his most instantly recognisable music is from his ballet "The Nutcracker". The story is set at Christmas time, and is full of lots of small gems such as "The Sugar Plum Fairy". The main instrument you can hear in the full orchestral version is a celesta (or celeste), which is a keyboard instrument which sounds like a music box. Because it is a keyboard instrument this part can also be played on the piano, and here we have simplified this part and added music from the other instruments to create a full arrangement for piano solo. The sheet music can be seen below the video. When practising this arrangement it might help to think of the orchestral version and imitate those instruments. For reference here is the Sugar Plum Fairy in its original orchestral score, and on youtube here is an attempt to recreate the orchestral sound live using keyboards.

Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano - Video

Here is a video of Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano:

Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano - MP3 & Midi files

The audio controls below allow you to play the mp3 version of Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano or you can download the MP3 file. You can also download the midi version of Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano or alternatively edit/play the midi file.

Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano - Sheet Music

The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano in PDF format.

Tchaikovsky's Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker for piano - sheet music 1st page
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