The Devil's Circus
Premiered by the Okemos HS Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Michigan)
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I began writing this work in 2009 only to put its status on hold until finishing up my music degree in the following fall. After graduation I was able to turn my attention back to writing music, thus finishing this work.
"The Devil's Circus" is programmatic in nature but does not have a specific story behind it. However, it is easy to listen and imagine the antics that must be taking place in this 'world'. Musically there are many serious moments with orchestration bliss,
though these are often disrupted with quotations of often overused children songs. This piece was a way for me to approach what many horror films and "serious composers" employ musically in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Lastly, this piece is supposed to invoke a sense of raucous fun and laughter. It is, in my opinion, a perfect representation of my sarcastic sense of humor.