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Clumsy Clown, The

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Neil Simon

Neil Simon

General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bike Horn
  • Brake Drum
  • Cowbell
  • Duck Call
  • Guiro
  • Slide Whistle
  • Spill Pan with Spoons
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Clowns can be silly, funny and sometimes even clumsy. Cleverly designed with lots of percussion, squawks, and glissandi, this work takes a lighthearted look at the ultimate entertainer. Combine these effects with the memorable melody and you have a recipe for fun for the whole band!

- Program Note from publisher

This hilarious look at the ultimate entertainer uses almost every percussion toy you can find except the kitchen sink -- but throw that in if you’d like! A myriad of humorous effects include clarinet and saxophone mouthpiece squawks, trombone glissandi, flutes choosing any note, and trumpets playing on mouthpieces. Combine this with a memorable melody and your beginning band students will have a recipe for endless fun!

-Program Note by the VanderCook College of Music Symphonic Band concert program, 20 December 2013


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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