Puppet Master

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Price: $1,800 Duration: 7:10
Wind Difficulty: Grade 3-4
Percussion Difficulty: Int/Adv, Beg/Int versions
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Int/Adv Percussion version

Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Beg/Int Percussion version

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Mvt 1 - Ensemble

Mvt 2 - Ensemble

Mvt 3 - Ensemble

Multiple Percussion Versions:

  • Not sure which version fits you best?
  • Reserve both for no additional cost!

Description:

    This high-energy show creates a fantasy universe where the performers are puppets brought to life and manipulated by the Puppet Master. Using music from Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens (public domain, 1886), the classical playfulness of the music lends itself to the visual characterizations of the ensemble that will make this show an entertaining narrative production.

    Supported through the musical composition, the story of the show is told through the visual design.  The ensemble comes to life as puppets in the opening and in a peak general effect moment, the winds and color guard execute a big unison puppet dance, with elastic puppet strings attached to their hands and feet from above!  The show concludes with the strings getting cut and the entire ensemble dramatically dropping to the floor.   

    This show was originally commissioned for Chino Hills HS for the fall of 2014 and was released for the 2015 season.

    *Perusal score available upon request

Percussion:

  • Snare
  • Tenor
  • 4 & 5 Bass Drums
  • Cymbals
  • 3 Marimbas
  • Xylophone/Crotales
  • Glockenspiel/Chimes
  • 3 Vibes
  • Drum Set
  • Timpani
  • 2 Synthesizers
  • 3 Aux. Percussion

Full Winds:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Sax
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • Trumpet 1, 2, 3
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone 1, 2
  • Baritone (B.C.& T.C. parts provided)
  • Tuba

Reduced Winds:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto Sax
  • Tenor Sax
  • Baritone Sax
  • Trumpet 1, 2
  • Mellophone
  • Trombone
  • Baritone (B.C.& T.C. parts provided)
  • Tuba

Simply pick and choose the parts you want from the above lists of Full and Reduced Winds! We will make your parts and scores specific to your group. If the parts you need are not on the above list, please inquire about additional custom options.

What You Get:

  PDF files including Wind Scores, Percussion Scores, Drill Scores (Winds + Battery) and all Individual Parts

  MP3 recordings for the Full Ensemble, Click Tracks and Battery Percussion only

  Samples/Sound Effects in individual wav files

  Count Sheets for each Movement in Excel file format

  Personal Login Page with a username and password to access all your unit's show files

  Free Winds only XML files for groups using Smart Music upon request

  Notation files can be provided for an additional fee. Inquire for more information

  NEW! MainStage files will be available for this show

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Original Performance Video for Reference:

-The percussion parts in this video are similar but not the same as the parts offered for sale on this website. We made the necessary changes for the published version and do not offer the original version.