Easy/Medium Concert Percussion
by Stuart P. O'Neil
Instrumentation: Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Marimba—4-octave, 4 timpani, Drums (snare drum, bass drum), Accessories (cabasa, tambourine, sleigh bells, guiro, triangle)
This original for percussion ensemble is very metered, but don’t let its march-like quality fool you—this is a jovial piece that will have wide appeal. The writing is very well balanced between the melody in the keyboard parts and the contributions from the nonpitched instruments. This creates a more sophisticated piece than is sometimes heard at this level, and offers any number of teachable moments with your ensemble.
Parade of the Penguins comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.