The final (I promise!) installment on this Switched-On Nutcracker project. All sounds created on either a Moog Rogue or Sequential Circuits Pro-One analog monophonic synthesizer and performed into GarageBand.
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I've realized there's an audio glitch in this file around 3:30. That glitch does not exist in the version over at bandcamp (linked above).
01 Gregor Joseph Werner - Pastorale in D major, I. Andante
02 Johann Sebastian Bach - Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 Cantata 2-19. Aria [Alto] 'Schlafe, mein Liebster'
03 Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
04 Gregor Joseph Werner - Pastorale in D major, II. Larghetto
05 Engelbert Humperdinck - Hänsel und Gretel, Act 2: Traumpatomine
06 Pyotr Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker [ballet], Op.71, Act I, No.9. Waltz of the Snowflakes
07 Gregor Joseph Werner - Pastorale in D major, III. Allegro
08 Arcangelo Corelli - Concerto grosso in G minor 'Fatto per la Notte di Natale' [Christmas Concerto]
"The Nutcracker" is a holiday staple for ballet companies across the country. It tells the story of a young girl named Clara, who goes to a magical land with her Nutcracker prince on Christmas Eve. From professional companies to local dance studios, each production interprets Tchaikovsky's iconic score and the young girl's journey differently. Christina Campodonico talked with Katherine Cowgill, the Ballet Mistress of Los Angeles Ballet, about her love of teaching the "Snow" scene, when Clara travels through the Land of Snow to the Palace of the Dolls.
Los Angeles Ballet will open their rendition of the "The Nutcracker" on Dec. 6 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The company will tour across Southern California through December 28.
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Op. 71: X Waltz of the Snowflakes
Photo Caption: Los Angeles Ballet Ensemble in "The Nutcracker"; Photo: Reed Hutchinson