23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

More of Trepak (it appears that Sugar Plum and Trepak win for most popular. This is the Korean Brass Choir … and get a load of the choreography!

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Finally … found an oboe one!

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Double Reed Christmas

I Saw Three Ships
David Weiss on bass oboe!

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

The Russian Dance altered just a small bit. Yee haw!

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Christmas, Videos

I’d never heard of the ciaramella before. Every culture … every country … seems to have a double reed that’s somewhat like an oboe, don’t they? I should start a series on double reeds from other countries at some point. Maybe.

Here’s a complete rendition of “Tu scendi dalle stelle”

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

The Nutcracker search continues …

23. December 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Nutcracker

… I have three more performances. So far my reeds are holding out, but just barely. I just can’t see bringing anything new into the mix; it’s so tiring on the mouth when starting up something new. So these guys are gonna have to hang in there. (Pretty please, reeds?!)

Meanwhile, I’m looking for unusual renditions of selections from the Nutcracker. So here’s one for you! (I know my Nutcracker colleagues will ignore most of these posts, but others of you might enjoy them!)