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China Doll

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

General Info

Year: 1951 / 1953
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Mills Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown

For availability information, see Discussion tab,above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
Horn in E-flat I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

China Doll has a fragile scurrying quality that suggests Asia without abandoning Anderson’s own voice for a second, much the way the Chinese Dance does in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.

- Program Note by Richard S. Ginell for liner notes of Naxo CD Leroy Anderson: Orchestral Music 1


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Fernie) (1948/)
  • Sleigh Ride (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Torskangerpoll) (1948/2020)

All Wind Works


  • Anderson, L. (1953). China Doll [score]. Mills Music: New York, N.Y.
  • Leroy Anderson website Accessed 14 May 2021