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Anglo Music Press Parade of the Clockwork Soldiers (Grade 2 - Score Only) Concert Band Level 2 Composed by Philip Sparke
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This piece was inspired by the composer watching his young son playing soldiers with his collection of teddy bears. . .and made him think of the many...Click To Read More About This Product
This piece was inspired by the composer watching his young son playing soldiers with his collection of teddy bears. . .and made him think of the many character pieces that take the form of a toy march, the most notable examples being by Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Leon Jessel. Parade of the Clockwork Soldiers is in the form of a patrol (starting and ending quietly with a louder middle) and aims to represent a band marching past the listener. In fact, where the hall layout permits, it could be possible to add a little choreography to the piece, starting and ending with only a few instruments on stage.