Frith - THE BIG TOP, A Circus Suite for Brass Quintet
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“THE BIG TOP”, is a twelve minute work in eight movements for Brass Quintet inspired by the excitement, thrill and expectation of the circus. Although Mr. Frith has never attended a circus personally, the magic of them was conveyed to him through television shows and films he watched as a boy.
In 2009 he added to the first movement, “Circus Clowns”, which was composed years before and arranged the entire suite for Brass Quintet.
The eight movements are titled as follows:
1. CIRCUS CLOWNS
2. THE TRICK CYCLIST
3. PEEP-SHOW PRINCESS
4. ELEPHANTS ON PARADE
5. BARE-BACK RIDER
6. TRAPEZE ARTIST
7. THE TUMBLERS
8. GRAND FINALE