The parade of the tin soldiers (Die Parade der Zinnsoldaten), also known as The parade of the wooden soldiers, is an instrumental musical character piece, in the form of a popular cheerful march, written by German composer Leon Jessel, in 1897. The piece begins with a fanfare-like idea before the first main theme, a cheerful march; every measure begins with a triplet figure, and the first trumpet takes the lead. The middle section of the Parade is assisted in by the lower brass introducing a new melody, this time played by two muted trumpets with supporting woodwind decorations and a lyrical countermelody for high register cellos. Then comes a return of the first idea and a block reprise of the entire first section of the work, with a brief coda.
|Nº 591 ISRC BE-O89-13-00591
|• Wind Band • Fanfare