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Lions and Tigers and Unicyclists, Oh My!

Inside the circus music composed for "The Greatest Show on Earth"

Monday, March 25, 2013

Performers at Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus Performers at Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus (Courtesy of the artist)

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town at Brooklyn's Barclay's Center this week. With it comes tigers, clowns, death-defying acrobatics -- and quite a bit of music. The composer Michael Picton crafted the score for the current tour, called "Built To Amaze." He joins us to talk about the challenges of soundtracking a basketball game played on unicycles and the all-important entrance of the elephants.


Michael Picton

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