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.