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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $74.00   |   Score Only - $20.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset (optional)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tempo Blocks
  • Tom Tom
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Whistle
  • Wood Blocks
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Commissioned by the City of Lesquin [France] for the Brass Open 2001. The jovial fun of the carnival is the inspiration for this carefree work! A sort of "mini-concerto for band," each section is featured at various points, representing the constantly changing view from the carousel. It's a charming work from one of England's leading composers for band.

- Program Note from Publisher

Merry-Go-Round is a mini concerto for band in which each section takes a turn as soloist. On a merry-go-round the viewpoint is constantly changing, this being portrayed by different instrumental groups playing variations on the main theme, continually coming to the fore. This attractive work will bring all the excitement of the fairground to your concert.

- Program Note by De Haske Music


State Ratings



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  • Salt Lake Symphonic Winds (Salt Lake City, Utah) (Thomas P. Rohrer, conductor) – 30 November 2021
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Jeananne Nichols, conductor) - 19 July 2018
  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) - 1 May 2015
  • Allegheny College (Pa.) Band Camp for Adult Musicians (Timothy Foley, conductor) - 13 June 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


[[Category: Grade III]