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Clown Act

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Thomas Kahelin

Thomas Kahelin

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $78.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bulb Horn (optional)
  • Chains
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ratchet
  • Siren Whistle
  • Slide Whistle
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle

Players shouting and barking


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This humorous circus march brings to life all the color of a clown parade as it slips and slides and elbows you in the ribs. The sax section gets to stand and bark like dogs, and the entire ensemble screams in delight as a clown is shot out of a canon onto a galloping horse.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of Wisconsin Madison Symphony Band (Scott R. Corley, conductor) - 15 October 2021
  • Southeast Iowa Band (Mount Pleasant) (Robert McConnell, conductor) – 4 March 2018
  • Aragon High School (San Mateo, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Troy Davis, conductor) – 28 January 2017
  • Sacramento (Calif.) Symphonic Winds (Timothy M. Smith, conductor) – 18 October 2015
  • Melbourne (Australia) Rainbow Band (Greg Peterson, conductor) – 30 May 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Kahelin, T. (2011). Clown Act [score]. Alfred Music: Van Nuys, Calif.