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Haunted Carousel, The

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Joseph Eidson

Joseph Eidson

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 1:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert-Jones Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $45.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Ratchet
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine


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Program Notes

Imagine a circus that only comes to life at midnight where tents glow in the darkness while ghostly figures appear and disappear. Strange music comes from a carousel that turns without any viable riders on its dusty seats, breaking the eerie silence of the midway. The Haunted Carousel is an off-kilter waltz that emphasizes smooth, legato playing while introducing the chromatic scale and easy meter changes. The main theme is first heard in the woodwinds and appears three times, with a middle section that focuses on short fragments of the chromatic scale. Suddenly the music softens as the sun begins to rise, and the circus fades like a distant dream. This work takes inspiration from the young adult novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

-Program Note by the Indian Springs Middle School Wind Ensemble

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