For the two instrumental obbligatos in A Child Will Lead Them:
The first part can be played by Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, or Violin.
The second part can be played by Clarinet in Bb, Horn in F, Viola, or Cello.
Alternate parts for Clarinet in A are provided for those movements where they are useful.
Alternatively, both parts can be played by a second keyboard.
The percussion parts are to be improvised. For players who read music a percussion score is included which is in lead sheet format, showing the suggested percussion instrument, melody and lyrics. Suggested percussion instruments include, Drum Kit, Tambourine, Djembe and Triangle.