>Alison, on my recording (allegedly complete)
>the item following the Valse
>de la poupée is simply
“Scène” implies a section of action music between set dances, probably with bits of the libretto written in above the score at the appropriate points; Tchaikovsky uses the term many times, e.g. for the famous swan theme at the opening of Act 2 of S. This piece appears in the SL suite for concert use, but is still called “Scène” even there. In the full score of SL, he indicates the various events in the action above the score where necessary in sections called "Scène".
The “Scène” after the Valse de la poupée would seem to be the place to search.
“The Viennese Musical Clock” from ‘Hary Janos’ (Kodaly) – it’s suitably mechanical, brightly orchestrated, and can be found in the suite of pieces from the opera of the same name.
“Pulcinella” – Stravinsky’s realisation of music by the early 18th century composer Pergolesi, made for Diaghilev. Several contrasting movements to choose from, adding Stravinsky’s spice to Pergolesi’s charm.
“Matinées musicales” and “Soiréees musicales” – Britten’s arrangement of music by Rossini, some of it from the same source as Respighi used when he arr. the music for La Boutique Fantasque.
“Jeux d’enfants” by Bizet, used by Massine for a ballet of the same name: a girl finds her toys coming to life, and she falls in love with one of them, of course! It's a dream world!
“Dolly” by Fauré; some will remember the question “Are you sitting comfortably?” – 1950’s radio for children! – the music for that was the opening Berceuse, but there are other, contrasting movements.
For a lively doll, part of Ibert’s “Divertissement” of 1930, used for Gore’s ballet “Street games”.
Walton's "Facade" - the Polka? or the Popular Song?
And, for real fun, Malcolm Arnold did a brass band arrangement of the pizzicato polka from Delibes’ “Sylvia”!
Happy listening! The problem for skaters is to construct effective choreography to spiky 20th century music – because of the nature of skating it’s much easier with smooth waltzes. etc (there are keen skaters in my family, so I’ve seen this problem before!).
(And finally – what about Sir Cliff’s original recording of “Livin’ Doll”?! If Chris Bruce can use the Stones in Rooster…..!)