The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

December 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm 7 comments


The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy



celesta keys strike


dainty pink pointes enamor


a charming classic



The celesta, an instrument invented in 1896, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound.  It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. acuriousgal  |  December 23, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Love this….I can totally envision this and hear it too

    • 2. words4jp  |  December 24, 2013 at 3:26 am

      Thank you. 😉

  • 3. Dom DiFrancesco  |  December 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    I love poetry with a history lesson, both wonderful and informative. Thank you my friend. 🙂

    • 4. words4jp  |  December 24, 2013 at 3:25 am

      Thank you so much. The celesta is a very interesting instrument. Tchaikovsky is one of the first composers to utilize it 🙂

  • 5. Svelte  |  December 23, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I’m learning… Thank you for the posts. x

    • 6. words4jp  |  December 24, 2013 at 3:24 am

      You are welcome;). xx

  • 7. Blog It Or Lose It  |  December 24, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I had no idea – thanks Kim!


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