Plenty of composers have written music inspired by circuses and carnivals, and luckily as adults we can still enjoy this guilt-free. So strap on the big red rubber nose and practice your sad-clown shuffle as you run away to join us Under the Big Top.
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2. Karl King – Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite – Karl King was a largely self-taught musician who made his name composing band music. In many ways he did for the circus march what John Philip Sousa did for the military march. He was active in music education as well; while his compositions were typically at a very high technical level, he also contributed much to the school band repertoire at every level.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.89 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!