Tiptoe Forest was inspired by walks in the woods, critters discovered underneath overturned rocks, and the endless possibilities of what lurks in the shadows and sparkles in the trees.
The piece was designed to be playable in three parts + optional percussion by ensembles of varying instrumentation and/or size. Its concert key signature contains one flat, which aligns closer with beginner winds/brass, but if your string players have ventured into flat keys, there’s no reason why they can’t play too!
Transpositions (with octave adjustments/options as needed) for Parts 1, 2, and 3 are included for:
C Treble Instruments
Bb Treble Instruments
Bb Treble Instruments (octave adjustments for tenor saxophone)
Eb Treble Instruments
F Treble Instruments
C Alto Clef (Viola)
C Bass Instruments
C Bass Instruments (octave adjustments for tuba)
Optional percussion for up to three players on conventional instruments or found objects is included in two parts:
Snare Drum (or object that rattles when struck/shaken)
Bass Drum (or object that can make a slightly resonant thump)
Suspended Cymbal (or metallic object)