Nutcracker March (Arr. J. Livesay)
Two different, short versions of the famous March from The Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. One has a traditional orchestral sound, the other is a 'hip remix'. Great for things like a Christmas theme on a web site etc. Trad./Arr: Jason Livesay
|Track ID number:||5594|
|Genres:||Tchaikovsky -- Christmas: Traditional Christmas Music -- Christmas: New & Fun Christmas Music|
|Moods/Emotions:||Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Busy / Active / Bustling -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Funny / Playful / Whimsical / Comical|
|Suggested Production Types:||Children / Toddlers / Babies -- Comedy / Sitcom / Dramedy -- Family / Light Entertainment|
|Prominent Instruments:||Drums (Drum Kit) -- Ethnic percussion / Tribal drums -- Full orchestra -- Synthesizers|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||132|
|Artist:||Jason Livesay -- Tchaikovsky, Piotr|
|Composer:||Jason Bradley Livesay (ASCAP) -- Tchaikovsky, Piotr|
|Publisher:||Bradley Scoring Studios (ASCAP)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
Jason Livesay began his music career at the age of eight when he started playing the violin, studying with Mildred Lloyd, Chen Yang, Dick Walker, and Todor Pelev. By the time hegraduated from high school, he was performing professionally, had won a national violin competition, and was composing for full orchestra. He attended Azusa Pacific University where he studied violin with Ruth Meints and composition with Phil Shackleton. He later studied film scoring at UCLA, conducting with Jorge Mester, and voice with Calvin Remsberg and Michael Skidgel.
Jason's employed assistantship with composer Lee Sanders for CBS Television's "The Amazing Race" opened the door to many working relationships in the film industry. Since that time, Jason has teamed with his twin brother Nolan to compose for Dreamworks, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, MGM, Warner Brothers, FoxFaith Films, Nickelodeon, CBS, and MTV, winning a Gold Classic Telly Award for "Best Music." He has over 40 film and television credits, including the "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" DVD special features, the original score for the feature films "Bounty" starring Peter Sherayko and "Chasing the Green" starring William Devane, original music for the award-winning feature documentary "Dear Francis", additional music and orchestration for the feature film "One Night with the King" starring Peter O'Toole, and electronic programming for Disney/Pixar's "Burn-e" (an animated short to be released with "Wall-e"). Jason also holds a conducting position with the Golden State Pops Orchestra, and has premiered his own original concert works with the Lake Avenue Chamber Orchestra, the Sonus Quartet, the Golden State Pops Orchestra, the APU Symphony Orchestra, and the Michael Skidgel Singers.
As a violinist, Jason has performed with many regional orchestras, including the Lake Avenue Chamber Orchestra, the Redlands Symphony, the San Bernardino Symphony, the Torrance Symphony, the YMF Debut Orchestra, the Golden State Pops Orchestra (assistant concertmaster), and also works freelance for albums and movie scores. He has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Concert Hall, and Perth Concert Hall in Scotland; he has worked with such conductors as John Williams and Michael Tilson Thomas, he has accompanied such artists as Josh Groban, Peter Cetera, Bela Fleck, Linda Eder, Jubilant Sykes, Merv Griffin, Tony Danza, and Chris Botti, he has also been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Jason and his brother Nolan have formed a unique electric violin duo, sharing their blend of original and popular music all over the world, having opened for artists such as Sheryl Crow, Smash Mouth, Huey Lewis, Ace Young, and Starship. They have appeared in Las Vegas and as headliners on first-rate luxury cruise lines.
May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893
Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky, unlike some of his contemporaries, did not provide any particular revolution in classical music. Instead, he is known for the effect of his music: strong, majestic pieces with distinctive melodies that have remained appealing to this day.
Tchaikovsky was taught piano as a boy. At only four, his instructors began to notice his remarkable skill as a pianist. However, Tchaikovsky initially studied law in St. Petersburg, and eventually found work at the Ministry of Justice. During this time he longed to learn and practice music. He took some lessons privately, and later enrolled at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He left his work and relocated to Moscow to teach harmony at the conservatory there. Tchaikovsky composed his first symphony then, and followed with operas, and also ballets.
Tchaikovsky’s reputation grew, and, by 1877, was recognized as an important composer. He continued writing, toured across Europe in 1888 and 1889. In 1892 he wrote The Nutcracker, which became his most popular work.
He died the next year, in 1893.
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