Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (Jessel)

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This arrangement of Leon Jessel’s famous Christmas piece is an unequal-level trio (1 piano, 6 hands). Faithful to the original and exciting to listen to, it will become a tradition in your studio!

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This piece was originally published as Die Parade der Zinnsoldaten (Parade of the Tin Soldiers), but in 1911, Nikita Balieff chose the tune for a dance routine in a vaudeville revue and changed the title to The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. The revue made it to Broadway in 1920, and with a wooden soldiers dance routine that reminded people of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, it became a instant hit. Ballard McDonald wrote lyrics in 1922 to the piece, and it was released in multiple editions in the United States as Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.

James L. King III’s arrangement of Leon Jessel’s Parade of the Wooden Soldiers for 1 piano, 6 hands brings the energy and fun of Christmas to everyone! The three parts are written for different levels of students, so siblings (who are typically at different levels) can practice and play this piece together. This piece will easily become a favorite for your winter recitals.

The Primo part is for early intermediate students.

The Secondo part is for intermediate students.

The Terzo part is for late elementary students.

Individual parts and a combined score are included.

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6 reviews for Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (Jessel)

  1. Biff Fink

    I thought it was a real long-shot to search for a piano 6-hands arrangement of Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.

    What a joy it was to discover yours!!!

    It was tailor-made for three of my students in the same family. The different levels are perfect for them, and I know that on this year’s Christmas recital by video “Parade” will be a real highlight.

    Please keep putting out 6-hands arrangements. This one is musical, and, best of all, FUN to play.

    Biff Fink, Nashville

  2. Andrea West

    Super fun piece, and just challenging enough for all the parts to be enjoyable to play. I had three middle schoolers play it this Christmas. It took several rehearsals, and they had to do a few on their own, but they were having the best time. They played from iPads which helped with all the page turns.

  3. Anonymous

    I have 3 boys loving this trio and working diligently to have it prepared by our Holiday Recital in December. Thank you for such great music!~

  4. Jennifer

    Energizing! I love that this is mixed levels. Many times I will have siblings that are in different levels and this is perfect for them to play over the holidays for their family and friends. So energizing and fun!

  5. Anonymous

    Love it! Have not used it yet. Can’t wait to find the right crew. So fun.

  6. Anonymous

    Like the Mixed levels… Late Elementary, Intermediate, Early Intermediate. Works especially well with siblings. Nice arrangement.

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