Finger technique- D
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- MD+
Hold on to your spit valve campers!
You choose the tempo and the circus will do the rest.
I had the great honor of performing this under the direction of Merle Evens many years ago when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Dallas, Texas for a week.
Mr. Evens was the most famous director of the shows history. I found him to be very laidback and able to stop a story in its middle, direct twenty minutes of music and return to the story without missing a word. Meeting him was as moving to me as meeting and performing under Arron Copland in Davenport, Iowa decades ago.