Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Leon Jessel
Arranged for Woodwind Quintet by Ernest Brandon
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Flute, Oboe, B flat Clarinet, F Horn, and Bassoon
Except for the final measures, this transcription follows exactly the original form as composed by Leon Jessel in 1906. The original piece almost stands on its own for wind quintet, but a few embellishments have been added for texture enrichments and the melody is handed to each instrument from time to time. It's upbeat and fun to play, fitting well into a program for the holiday season.