Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
by Anna Harwell Celenza (Author) and Don Tate (Illustrator)
Booktalk: It’s a challenge to transform the Nutcracker Suite’s romantic orchestra into jumpin’ jazz melodies, but that’s exactly what Duke Ellington and his collaborator, Billy Strayhorn, did.
BONUS! CD recording included.
Snippet: “I want to challenge myself…create music that can’t be categorized,” answered Duke. “Got any ideas?”
**Don is one of my former students!**
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