The Nutcracker Suite was not necessarily Tchaikovsky's favorite composition but it has remains a popular seasonal piece which is very evocative of a certain kind of Christmas celebration. We applied one orchestration to the whole piece based on steel drums but augmented on this occasion with harp, vibes and a synthesized Angel vox and recorded in MP3 format. By contrast Steel drums and Vibes have been used to bring added sparkle to the Carnival which completes our Tchaikovsky MP3 collection.
These pieces have been sympathetically remixed on new world percussion instruments and synthesizers to crisp and sparkling effect in ways that bring out the dynamic qualities of this music:
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|Russian Dance (Trepak)||0:55min||Free 4 All|
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Steel Drums and Vibes give this piece a Latin American feeling and colour:
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Why not compare these Tchaikovsky MP3 arrangements with some by Chopin, Debussy, Dvorak, Liszt, Offenbach, and Saint Saens - the impact of this approach on music of particular composers throws new light on the rhythmic and harmonic qualities of their compositions.