About This Song
Waltz of the Flowers guitar sheet music: The “Waltz of the Flowers” (1892) is a piece of orchestral music from the second act of The Nutcracker composed by Tchaikovsky. Tchaikovsky told his fellow musicians he was working on a “fantastic” ballet called The Nutcracker: “It’s awfully fun to write a march for tin soldiers, a waltz of the flowers, etc.” The waltz is also the last number in his Nutcracker Suite. The “Waltz of the Flowers” is very popular. It has been arranged for various instruments and for various combinations of instruments.
This duet arrangement by Stevan Pasero is 7 minutes and 30 seconds in length and can be performed as a final piece of a concert set. Mr. Pasero’s transcription is the first adaptation for the guitar repertoire. He began the transcription from the orchestral score in 1982 and completed the work in 1984, recording it in 1985. It was first released on vinyl records, then cassette tape, CD, and now downloads and streaming.
Waltz of the Flowers guitar sheet music: Mr. Pasero began the transcription from the orchestral score in 1982 and completed the work in 1984, recording it in 1985. It was first released on vinyl records, then cassette tape, CD, and now downloads and streaming.
About the composer:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music would make a lasting impression internationally. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, the Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin. Tchaikovsky’s melodies, stated with eloquence and matched by his inventive use of harmony and orchestration, have always ensured audience appeal.
Nutcracker Suite sheet music: March of the Wooden Soldiers, Dance of the Reed Flutes, Waltz of the Flowers, Russian Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and more.