Under the Big Top
by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
mp3 (At the Circus) mp3 (On the Flying Trapeze) mp3 (Clowning Around) (recordings by Rose City Flute Choir 6/02)
Finalist in the 2000 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Flute Choir Music Competition
Under the Big Top is an original programmatic work in three movements for Flute Choir.
- At the Circus, conveys the excitement of being at the circus—the procession of the performers, the elephants lumbering into the ring, the concessionaires selling peanuts, popcorn & Cracker Jacks, the Ringmaster welcoming the audience to the show, and the entrance of the juggling clowns.
- On the Flying Trapeze, depicts the swaying of the trapeze and the daring acrobatics performed high in the air by the trapeze artists.
- Clowning Around, is descriptive of the amusing antics of the circus clowns as they jump and bounce around entertaining the crowd.
This piece is scored for piccolo, 3 flutes, alto (alt. c-flute part included) & bass. (7:30)
Optional parts now available for FREE download: contrabass flute