Theme from “Swan Lake,” Op. 20, No. 9 (Tchaikovsky)

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Tchaikovsky’s famous theme has an interesting history, and it is one of the most recognized and loved themes in the world!

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This famous ballet was Tchaikovsky’s first, but it was not successful during his lifetime. The famous theme used at the end of Act I was part of a piece Tchaikovsky composed for his nieces and nephews, based on a German folk story.

This piece is on the easier side of late intermediate, with opportunities to practice 2 over 3 rhythms.

The Special Notes section details how the piece developed and evolved over time to become one of Pyotr’s best-known themes.

Key: A minor

Mood: sad, emotional, moving

Pedagogy: pedal, 2 over 3 rhythms, dynamics

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3 reviews for Theme from “Swan Lake,” Op. 20, No. 9 (Tchaikovsky)

  1. Susan F

    Lovely arrangement of this popular composition! It’s a wonderful version for students who want to play a beautiful tune, but aren’t at the advanced level.

  2. Catherine Hicks

    Great arrangement!

  3. C H

    Lovely accessible arrangement

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