Circus Parade

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The Fizz @ 50 series

A series of fifty short pieces for double bass and piano from composers throughout the world, instigated by David Heyes to celebrate his 50th birthday. Each composer received a bottle of champagne (Fizz) as payment.


Douglas Mason writes: 'Circus Parade depicts a scene where the circus has arrived in town and the performers put on an entertaining street parade. Musically, the march-like nature of the parade is balanced with a playful and comical atmosphere. The light-hearted melodic writing in the double bass is combined with colourful harmonic material in the piano, which incorporates the subtle use of polytonality in places.'

Circus Parade was premiered by Joe Prindl (double bass) and Gemma Beeson (piano) at Wells Cathedral School (Somerset, UK) on Sunday 2 October 2011.


Douglas Mason began his musical training as a chorister in Gloucester Cathedral Choir under John Sanders. He subsequently read music at Durham University, and went on to train as a music teacher at Leeds University, also singing professionally as a lay clerk in the Choir of Leeds Parish Church at this time.

As a composer, Douglas focuses on choral works in particular, and he has also written and arranged music for schools. As a performer Douglas has sung on numerous television and radio broadcasts and appeared on recordings for several labels, including Abbey, Priory and ASC records. For several years he was also a member of the William Byrd Singers directed by Stephen Wilkinson.

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Cat No. RM457
Supplier Code RM457
Price £6.50
ComposerDouglas Mason
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
SeriesFizz @ 50
Difficulty level5 - 6
ISMN 979-0-57045-457-0
EAN-13 9790570454570
Weight 66 grams
Published 12th December 2011
Availability 9 in stock
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RM507  Latin Dance
RM658  Freefall
RM659  Freefall (CELLO & PIANO)