Sheila Santa, Professional Violinist

Columbus and Lima, Ohio

Thank you. It is a lovely arrangement!

Cathy Stevens, Director

Panama City Youth Orchestra, Florida

LOVE your product! It's going to be a huge help in programming for our mixed level group. 

Marcella Trentacosti, Youth Concert Orchestra Conductor

Fort Wayne, Indiana

"The arrangements by Steven Kruse are wonderful! I love how the arrangements include all levels! My beginners really enjoyed being part of the string orchestra!"

Alicia Tremmel, Director of Orchestras

Mansfield Public Schools, Mansfield, Ohio

"Absolutely LOVE IT! It will be so perfect. I will have all my students 3-12 play it. I am so excited to get started on it. It will be perfect and I think I will make it the finale for the concert. Thank you so much!"

Mark Mutter, Executive Director, Suzuki Royal Oak

Royal Oak, Michigan

"Thank you so much for all of this music.

The arrangement looks awesome I can’t wait to start it next week."


Toledo Symphony School of Music

Toledo, Ohio

"Thank you Dr. Kruse for your wonderful arrangements!"

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String Play for All offers arrangements of the great classics for violin and string ensembles of mixed levels and abilities. This arrangement of Waltz of the Flowers from "The Nutcracker" includes six violin parts. The advanced violin part, which is optional, includes third and fourth positions. The Violin Book 1 part is designed for students on the level of Suzuki Violin School, Book 1. The Twinkle part consists mostly of open strings and can be learned by rote. Have all your group classes or string orchestra  classes play together in this well-known Tchaikovsky classic. Also available: March of the Toy Soldiers, Arabian Dance, and Trepak, all from the Nutcracker. There are four copies of each string part included, along with the score and a piano part, intended mainly for rehearsal purposes and optional for performances. Of these selections from The Nutcracker, Waltz of the Flowers is the most difficult and challenging, due to the chromaticism of the original score.

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker for Mixed-Level Violin Ensemble