The Night The Hippo Danced

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The Night The Hippo Danced

Arranger/Composer: 
Item Code:
BMC117
Publisher: 
Brolga Music

Awkward and a little clumsy at first, you find your rhythm and the Ball hits full swing. You get lost in the music - spinning and twirling without a care in the world. All too soon, the party is over. With one last pirouette, you disappear into the night. Who knew… hippos really can dance!

Program Notes

Imagine you love to dance… it’s easy - you just go and dance! Now imagine you are a hippo who loves to dance. Suddenly, it’s not so easy. It’s difficult to be light, delicate and graceful when you weigh 1.5 tons! Sadly, you are condemned to watch from afar, stealing glimpses through distant windows of satin dresses twirling, tall and elegant suits gracefully gliding across the ballroom floor, as the sound of music and laughter floats out into the night.

One summer evening, as the guests arrive for a masquerade ball, it all becomes too much. The sequined costumes, the mysterious masks and the squeals of delight are irresistible; you simply must dance! You do your best to conceal your identity under a beautiful tulle gown and feathered mask. As gracefully as you can, you try to join in, amidst strange glances and the objections of some snooty onlookers. You demand the right to dance! Finally, they relent, and you get your chance. Awkward and a little clumsy at first, you find your rhythm and the Ball hits full swing. You get lost in the music - spinning and twirling without a care in the world. All too soon, the party is over. With one last pirouette, you disappear into the night. Who knew… hippos really can dance!

Grade Level: 3
Copyright: 2018
Duration: 3:35

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Sample PDF

  • The Night The Hippo Danced - Sample Score.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Piccolo
    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe
    Bassoon
    Clarinet 1
    Clarinet 2
    Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Trumpet 1
    Trumpet 2
    Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Euphonium
    Euphonium TC
    Tuba

    Timpani
    Mallets 1 [Glockenspiel]
    Mallets 2 [Xylophone, Vibraphone]
    Percussion 1 [Snare Drum, Bass Drum]
    Percussion 2 [Tambourine, Triangle, Ratchet, Crash Cymbals, Suspended Cymbal]