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Old 04-14-2019, 01:01 AM   #10
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Default Re: 6/8 Steamboat from the Nutcracker Ballet

This is the part in The Nutcracker where Steamboat appears: (from 1:35)
I used to think Tchaikovsky came up with it first but, after learning that classical composers often borrowed from traditional music, it is likely the other way around. Also, The Nutcracker was written around 1892 whereas Steamboat/ Hills of Caithness apparently appears in a tune collection in 1869.
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