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Chinese Dragon Parade

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David Marlatt

David Marlatt


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Gong
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The dragon dance is often part of a parade during Chinese New Year and other special events. It is performed by a team of skilled dancers using poles to manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon. The colorful display combined with driving percussive music is a truly amazing spectacle to see. There are four different dragons represented here – each with a unique character and personality, then they are combined in different ways musically.


Performance Notes

Can be played by a minimum of five wind/string players. With doubling, performance is also possible for 15 players or a large band/orchestra. Percussion parts are not required but add a lot to the overall ensemble sound.


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