This is an easy arrangement for solo and wind band or brass band. The melody is from the renowned children's piano song "Chopsticks".
Some feel this name was inspired by the Chinese eating utensils since the piano solo is played with just the two forefingers.
Although the solo is scored for Xylophone, solo parts are provided in five different keys to feature 2 soloists. The keys are: C/Bb/EbSax/Horn/C (Bass Clef). These keys provide easier access with schools with general music classes that teach soprano recorders, alto recorders and keyboard harmonicas. (the solo part for wind instrument double featured duet is a little simplified)
The following parts are provided. Please choose any solo / duet that you like.
in C:Flute/Recorder/Keyboard harmonica
in B:Clarinet/Soprano Saxophone/Tenor Saxophone/Cornet/Trumpet
in Eb:Alto Saxophone/Baritone Saxophone
1st Solo Horn in F
1st Solo Horn in Eb
in C(B.C.) :Trombone/Euphonium (Bass/Tuba)
It is possible to play without wood instruments. Performance using only brass and percussion is also possible
1st and 2nd Clarinets in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet (Cornet) in Bb
2nd & 3rd (opt.)Trumpets (Cornets) in Bb
1st & 2nd Alto Horns in Eb
1st & 2nd Horns in F
Snare Drum & Tambourine
Bass Drum & Cowbell