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{{Infobox Song
 
{{Infobox Song
| Title     = Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
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| Title       = Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
| Composer   = [[Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky]]
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| Composer   = {{Composer|Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky}}
| Released   =
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| Released   = 1892-12-18
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| TitleOrigin = Official
 
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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is a famous piece that features a rare keyboard instrument piece, the celesta, meaning 'Heavenly' in French. Tchaikovsky wrote Dance of the Sugar Plum fairies because of this instrument and wanted to be the first one to write a song using the celesta. The piece is made famous from the play known as 'The Nutcracker'.
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'''''Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy''''' is a famous instrumental from [[Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky]]'s ballet, ''The Nutcracker''. The instrumental features a new, at the time, and rare keyboard instrument, the celesta (which means "heavenly" in French). Tchaikovsky wrote ''Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'' specifically for the celesta in order to be the first composer to use it.
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
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===Dance Aerobics (NES)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = NES
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| Game      = Dance Aerobics (NES)
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| Recording  =
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| Image      =
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Unknown}}
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| Released  = 1987-02-26
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| Length    =
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| Format    = [[NSF]]
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}}
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===Tetris (NES)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = NES
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| Game      = Tetris (NES)
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| Recording  = {{Recording|NES|01 - Tetris - NES - Music 1.ogg}}{{Recording|NES|02 - Tetris - NES - Music 1 - Fast.ogg}}
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| Image      = Tetris - NES - Main Menu.png
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Hirokazu Tanaka}}
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| Released  = 1989-11-??
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| Length    = 0:55, 0:27
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| Format    = [[NSF]]
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}}
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Music 1 is ''Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'' in the Licensed NES game. Under normal circumstances, the song plays at its regular tempo, however, when you get dangerously close to the top, the song plays from 150 BPM to 300 BPM. Interestingly, the song does not play in the original key of E minor, but instead plays 3 steps down in C# minor.<br clear="all" />
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===Weird Dreams (AMI)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = AMI
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| Game      = Weird Dreams (AMI)
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| Recording  = {{Recording|Paula|04 - Weird Dreams - AMI - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.ogg}}
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| Image      =
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|David Whittaker}}
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| Released  = 1989-??-??
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| Length    = 0:36
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| Format    = [[DW]]
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}}
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Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.
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<br clear="all" />
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===Weird Dreams (AST)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = AST
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| Game      = Weird Dreams (AST)
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| Recording  = {{Recording|SSG|04 - Weird Dreams - AST - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.ogg}}
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| Image      = Weird_Dreams_-_AST_-_Ballerina.png
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|David Whittaker}}
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| Released  = 1989-??-??
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| Length    = 0:36
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| Format    = [[SNDH]]
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}}
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Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.
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<br clear="all" />
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===Weird Dreams (C64)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = C64
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| Game      = Weird Dreams (C64)
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| Recording  = {{Recording|SID|05 - Weird Dreams - C64 - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.ogg}}
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| Image      = Weird_Dreams_-_C64_-_Ballerina.png
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Barry Leitch}}
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| Released  = 1989-??-??
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| Length    = 0:15
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| Format    = [[SID]]
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}}
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Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.
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<br clear="all" />
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===Weird Dreams (DOS)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = DOS
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| Game      = Weird Dreams (DOS)
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| Recording  = {{Recording|OPL2|105 - Weird Dreams - DOS - WDFAIRY.ogg}}
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| Image      =
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Barry Leitch}}
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| Released  = 1990-??-??
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| Length    = 0:24
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| Format    = [[MUS (AdLib)]]
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}}
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Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.
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<br clear="all" />
  
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===Home Alone (SNES)===
| Caption01 = Game
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{{Infobox SubSong
| Caption02 = Released
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| Platform  = SNES
| Caption03 = Length
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| Game       = Home Alone (SNES)
| Caption04 = Format
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| Recording  = {{Recording|SNES|02 - Home Alone - SNES - Waltz of the Flowers.ogg}}
| Caption05 = Notes
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| Image      =
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Mark Van Hecke}}
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| Released  = 1991-12-??
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| Length    =  
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| Format    = [[SPC]]
 
}}
 
}}
| [[Home Alone (SNES)]]
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| [[Mark van Hecke]]
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The song plays in various parts of the game, but is first heard during the opening cutscene after the player starts the game.
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| [[SPC]]
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<br clear="all" />
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===Sound Blaster Pro (DOS)===
| [[Tetris (NES)]]
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{{Infobox SubSong
| [[Hirokazu Tanaka]]
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| Platform  = DOS
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| Game      = Sound Blaster Pro (DOS)
| [[NSF]]
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| Recording  = {{Recording|OPL2|05 - Sound Blaster Pro - DOS - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.ogg}}
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| Image      = Sound Blaster Pro - DOS - MM Demo.png
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Voyetra Technologies}}
| [[Weird Dreams (Amiga, Atari ST, C64, DOS)]]
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| Released  = 1991-??-??
| [[Barry Leitch]], [[David Whittaker]]
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| Length    = 1:46.85
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| Format    = [[MIDI]]
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}}
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''Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy'' is used as the background music of the Multimedia Player demo that comes with the software. Since all the other new songs that came with the Sound Blaster Pro came from the [[MusiClips]] library, it is assumed that this song also came from the library and was converted to a CMF file, though this has not been verified.
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The song is named FAIRY.CMF and is located in the MMPLAY folder.<br clear="all" />
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==Links==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_of_the_Sugar_Plum_Fairy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_of_the_Sugar_Plum_Fairy] - Wikipedia.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rapf3g_XvCc youtube.com/watch?v=Rapf3g_XvCc] - A professional orchestral recording.
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[[Category: Non-Videogame Songs]]
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[[Category: Public Domain Songs]]
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[[Category: Missing Screenshot]]

Latest revision as of 10:35, 3 January 2022

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Released 1892-12-18
Title Origin Official

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is a famous instrumental from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, The Nutcracker. The instrumental features a new, at the time, and rare keyboard instrument, the celesta (which means "heavenly" in French). Tchaikovsky wrote Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy specifically for the celesta in order to be the first composer to use it.

Games

Dance Aerobics (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Dance Aerobics (NES)
Arranger Unknown
Released 1987-02-26
Format NSF


Tetris (NES)

Platform - NES.png
Tetris (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Output - NES.svg
Tetris - NES - Main Menu.png
Arranger Hirokazu Tanaka
Released 1989-11-??
Length 0:55, 0:27
Format NSF

Music 1 is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Licensed NES game. Under normal circumstances, the song plays at its regular tempo, however, when you get dangerously close to the top, the song plays from 150 BPM to 300 BPM. Interestingly, the song does not play in the original key of E minor, but instead plays 3 steps down in C# minor.

Weird Dreams (AMI)

Platform - AMI.png
Weird Dreams (AMI)
Output - Paula.svg
Arranger David Whittaker
Released 1989-??-??
Length 0:36
Format DW

Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.


Weird Dreams (AST)

Platform - AST.png
Weird Dreams (AST)
Output - SSG.svg
Weird Dreams - AST - Ballerina.png
Arranger David Whittaker
Released 1989-??-??
Length 0:36
Format SNDH

Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.


Weird Dreams (C64)

Platform - C64.png
Weird Dreams (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Weird Dreams - C64 - Ballerina.png
Arranger Barry Leitch
Released 1989-??-??
Length 0:15
Format SID

Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.


Weird Dreams (DOS)

Platform - DOS.png
Weird Dreams (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Arranger Barry Leitch
Released 1990-??-??
Length 0:24
Format MUS (AdLib)

Plays while the player, Steve, is trying to sneak past the ballet dancer. If he tries to pass her while she's spinning, she'll kick him off screen.


Home Alone (SNES)

Platform - SNES.png
Home Alone (SNES)
Output - SNES.svg
Arranger Mark Van Hecke
Released 1991-12-??
Format SPC

The song plays in various parts of the game, but is first heard during the opening cutscene after the player starts the game.


Sound Blaster Pro (DOS)

Platform - DOS.png
Sound Blaster Pro (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Sound Blaster Pro - DOS - MM Demo.png
Arranger Voyetra Technologies
Released 1991-??-??
Length 1:46.85
Format MIDI

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is used as the background music of the Multimedia Player demo that comes with the software. Since all the other new songs that came with the Sound Blaster Pro came from the MusiClips library, it is assumed that this song also came from the library and was converted to a CMF file, though this has not been verified.

The song is named FAIRY.CMF and is located in the MMPLAY folder.

Links