Music ISLAND vol.2: The Nutcracker (チャイコフスキー くるみわり人形) is a CD-ROM-based music entertainment title for the Pippin Atmark console. It features the musical suite from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, presented with animation.[1]


Three different editions of Music ISLAND vol.2 were produced: The Original edition includes bilingual English and Japanese support. It also supports General MIDI playback, either with built-in MIDI software or an external sequencer like Cubase, allowing the user to isolate instruments. The Lite edition omits English support and MIDI capabilities. The "Oke Pit" Orchestra & Piano Trainer edition includes the orchestral score sheets and a picture book with musical arrangements for piano solos.[2][3][4]


Music ISLAND vol.2 was developed by Oracion (オラシオン) with Macromedia Director and was originally released in 1993 as a set of separate discs (not hybrid) for Windows and Macintosh in Japan.[5] Though it is compatible with older Macintosh computers with 68040 processors and older PCs running Windows 3.1, MIDI support requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC processor or a PC running Windows 95.[3]

A hybrid version for Pippin and Power Macintosh was released in Japan on June 7, 1996.[1][6]



  1. 1.0 1.1 くるみわり人形 (Japanese), Third Stage. Archived 1999-09-21.
  2. パソコンで楽しめる音楽ソフト 「Music ISLANDシリーズ」。 (Japanese), Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Nutcracker, Oracion. Archived 1997-07-12.
  4. The Pippin and MIDI (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Journal du Lapin. 2018-01-24.
  5. 音楽は親から子、子から孫へ引き継ぐべき教養である (Japanese), Shoichiro's pc 9821 diary. 2013-09-30.
  6. PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme.

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