Nutcracker Suite, Arabian Dance (string quartet)
Title: Arabian Dance (Coffee) from the Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: Selections from The Nutcracker are popular at holiday gatherings, December weddings, and the like. The exotic themes of the Arabian Dance are an excellent contrast to the standard fare.
Other selections from The Nutcracker ballet are available in arrangements for string quartet: