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The Juggler

for orchestra

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  5m
Instrumentation:  2(1)32(bass cl.)2 (contra bassoon); 432(1)0; timpani; 3 percussionists; harp; piano (or electronic equivalent); strings

Year:  1992
Duration:  5m
Instrumentation  2(1)32(bass cl.)2 (contra b...

Composer:   Philip Norman

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An orchestral overture which has been described as "... a highly successful piece that could bear repetition not just in this context (Pops concerts) but in more traditional concerts." Evening Post February 1993.

It has already had over 20 performances by four different orchestras and works well with a live juggler.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for 1993 Summer Pops Tour with Ron Goodwin

Performance history

24 Feb 1993: Performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ron Goodwin