CIRCUS SUITE

for woodwind quintet



CIRCUS SUITE for woodwind quintet was composed in 2004 especially for children.
There is also a version for STRING ORCHESTRA and for 4 CLARINETS AND BASS CLARINET.

It is the instrumentation of a work for FLUTE AND PIANO written in 1992.

There are five parts, each reflecting a circus scene.

In the introduction the listener is plunged in a typical circus atmosphere.
In the second part there are the jugglers and tightrope dancers (light and sharp).
Then comes the wild animal tamer, a bit mysterious and looking for danger.
The acrobats and the clowns are respectively supple and amusing.
At the end (part 5) there is the parade where all the artists present themselves again before the public.

This is music without pretention, which tries to stir up the imagination of children and adults. 




RECORDINGS

cd  Kicking Sawdust
Cd 'Kicking Sawdust'

With IO and CIRCUS SUITE by Wim Henderickx
for woodwind quintet
Houthandel Antwerpen (2010) 
www.ensemblehouthandel.be

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

for woodwind quintet
Instrumentation of CIRCUS SUITE (1992) for flute and piano
(+/- 7’)






RETROSPECTRE