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Circus Ring

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Paul Hart

Paul Hart

General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 9:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $130.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bicycle Bell
  • Cowbell
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-tam)
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Siren
  • Snare Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Whistle
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

The circus has frequently provided inspiration for composers; from Fucik's Entry of the Gladiators to Stravinsky's Circus Polka. The tension, the big top, and in the old days, the band, all add to the atmosphere.

This colorful scene is captured in Paul Hart's Circus Ring, as the juggler's, the cyclists, acrobats and clowns make their appearance, dressed up in an astonishing variety of musical colors from bicycle bells to ratchets and a precarious pair of alto saxophones.

Program Note from Printed Score

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Recent Performances

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  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 19 May 2013

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