Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
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. To see more selections - use the Music Search Assistant and click on “First String” or “little gems” series at bottom of the page at www.handbellworld.com . 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 at Jeffers' website 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.