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Circus Polka

composed for a young elephant

By Igor Stravinsky

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Saxophone ensemble - Grade 4
Composed for a young elephant. Composed by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Arranged by Olaf Muhlenhardt. This edition: ED 20912; Saddle-stitch. Brass/Wind Music. Score and parts. Composed 1942/2008. 88 pages. Duration 4 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Schott Music (SD.49018996).

Item Number: SD.49018996

ISBN 9790001173117.

The subtitle 'For a young elephant' of 'Circus Polka' composed by Stravinsky is due to the piece's original use as music for a ballet performance with 50 elephants and the same number of ballerinas. The effective and inventive composition ranks among the modern classics of the 20th century and is presented here in arrangements for saxophone quartet or saxophone ensemble.

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