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Clown puppet : for mixed ensemble

by Katherine Rawlings (2003)

Audio Sample

Performance by Lunar Luncheon (ensemble) from the CD Apéritif

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Apéritif / Lunar Luncheon.

Library shelf no. CD 1472 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

What I initially imagined when writing 'Clown Puppet' was the concept of a clown, attached to strings like a puppet and being made to dance. It begins with a slow awakening as the clown gradually comes to life. It is uncertain whether the clown is happy or sad to be dancing against its will, as the clown's face remains emotionless throughout.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Piccolo/suspended cymbal, flute/triangle, alto/baritone saxophone, piano, violin, double bass.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium — AMEB Grade 6

Dedication note: The piece was written for Kate Barnard one of the members of circus duo: Teacup Tumble.

First performance: by Lunar Luncheon (ensemble) — 7 Feb 04. Private CD launch, Mooney Ponds, Victoria

The composer notes the following styles, subjects, genres, etc associated with this work:
Thematic, whimsical, fun, happy, emotive, circus.

Work revised 2014

Performances of this work

13 Feb 04: Grampians Jazz Festival, Halls Gap, Victoria. Featuring Lunar Luncheon (ensemble).

7 Feb 04: Private CD launch, Mooney Ponds, Victoria. Featuring Lunar Luncheon (ensemble).

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