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At the circus (solo piano)

by May Howlett (2010, this version: 2009)

Wirripang Australian piano anthology 2011

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Work Overview

When an old family-run circus came to town, I remembered the wonder and excitement I experienced as a child being taken to the circus, where magic happened in and above the sawdust, under the bright lights.

Work Details

Year: 2010, this version: 2009

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Some chords stretch to the 9th; maintenance of strict tempo within variations; facility in runs.

Contents note: 1. Parade -- 2. The pink ballerina on a white pony -- 3. Catherine wheels.

Dedication note: Written for Katie Zhukov. Written for Katie Zhukov

First performance: by Katie Zhukov — 13 Aug 11. "Thankyou Bundanoon" Concert, Bundanoon Memorial Hall

Composer's note:

An impressionistic, nostalgic review of the colour of the show and the thrilling feats of the performers passing by to the iconic music of the marching band that is still associated with the old-fashioned Circus.

Performances of this work

13 Aug 11: "Thankyou Bundanoon" Concert, Bundanoon Memorial Hall. Featuring Katie Zhukov.

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