Composer and synthesist Michael Whalen shared this arrangement of Tchaikovsky‘s Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies, from his score to the 1892 ballet, The Nutcracker.
Whalen arranged the piece for a virtual orchestra, using a rare New England Digital Synclavier 9600 system. The Synclavier 9600 is a sampling synthesizer from the late 80s. It features a hybrid synth engine, with additive, FM and sample-based synthesis, with polyphony of up to 96 voices.
Whalen played all the parts individually, drawing on the original score, and orchestrated it using custom patches.