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Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy

Review:      Brighten your Christmas concert series with this outstanding piece for Bell Tree or a ringing duet! "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy", carefully transcribed from Tschaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, is a holiday classic that sparkles as a 3 oct. medium-difficult Bell Tree Solo (or handbell duet). A piano accompaniment score (also medium difficulty) is included in the score. Both parts are reproducible by original purchaser.

The Bell Tree part requires A5-C7 bells (with optional either D5-G#5 bells or D5-F6 chimes). Rolled chords from piano to ringer mimic the iconic celeste part, however this section can be played entirely by the piano if desired. An optional repeat extends the 1:30 performance to 2:30. As an alternative to the included piano score, a compatible L4 "accompaniment score" using a full 3-5 oct. bell choir (minus B6C7) is also available in a separate folio (RE5010C). If this option is used, the bell choir needs a second set of bells to cover at least A5-A6 (which overlaps with the solo/duet).

Part of the First String series for Bell Trees and little gems series for small ensembles from ringTrue Handbell Music. For an exciting stand-alone concert arrangement of "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy" (3-5 oct. L4) for a full bell choir (no soloist) see "A Classical Christmas" arr. by Kathleen Wissinger from Lorenz publishing LC201582L. Note: The audio clip previews the entire piece (piano and Bell Tree parts) with repeats, and then is followed by an accompaniment (piano only) clip to practice or perform with.

Published by: ringTrue

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 Part of the Series:
First String - Ring True
Wissinger, Kathleen
Med Adv
Varies by Piece
Season: Christmas
Less than a full handbell choir: Duet
Classification: Bell Tree , Classical Composers , Classical Music , Concert , Instrument Part , Secular
Technique: Mallet , Martellato Lift , Martellato , Mallet Lift
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes) , Bell Tree
Bells Used: Three Octaves: 26 Bells; Four Octaves: 29 Bells; Five Octaves: 34 Bells
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MRE5010C 3-5 oct HB Accompaniment with opt 3-4 oct HC  
 $3.00  $2.70
LRE5010C Digital Site License
3-5 oct HB Accompaniment with opt 3-4 oct HC
$19.95 - -
MRE5010R 3 Oct Bell Tree Solo or Ringing Duet and Piano  
 $12.00  $10.80
LRE5010R Digital Site License
3 Oct Bell Tree Solo or Ringing Duet and Piano
$12.95 - -
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