Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Invasion of Clowns – New Music for Brass Quintet

Invasion of Clowns was not a piece planned in advance; rather it was one that imposed itself at an inconvenient time. While I was busy completing an altogether more “serious” piece, the peculiar circus theme invaded my mind and demanded attention. Although prankish in nature, the Quintet is an allegory of life as a circus and the demands placed on us by others.

Today the Quintet was premiered by the Loose Lips Brass Quintet at the University of Tennessee School of Music during the annual New Music Concert. It is a fun piece to play and was warmly received by the audience.

An arangement for saxophone quartet is also available. Learn more.

©2006 Dosia McKay

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