Parade of the Wooden Soldiers composed by Leon Jessel (1871-1942). Arranged by Ralph Ford. Orchestra. Full Orchestra; Part(s); Score. Belwin Concert Full Orchestra. Christmas; Secular; Winter. Grade 3. 150 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33664).
Also known by the title, "Parade of the Tin Soldiers," this instrumental theme has become a favorite of the holiday season. It was utilized in a 1933 animated short starring Betty Boop and a parade of toys that magically come to life to crown their queen. Strong and steady, "British" in character, but with the added sounds of many magical and child-like imaginations sprinkled over the top, this piece is a true holiday gem.