Like it or not, with due regards to the windjammers (Yes, I too listen to those wonderful old tapes of Ringling windjammers blowing high across the rings), "circus music" changes, as it forever must. Bagpipes in the band? Perhaps once up in Bonnie Scotland.
Come to think of it, bagpipers once made a grand appearance at Polack Bros Circus. So there.
Here is your test for today: from this following passage in the book (yes, that book, only $19.95 on Amazon, by the way), from what country might such scoring come?
"... delicately seductive charts seem to find their gentle tunefulness in the moods of nature, from a sequence suggesting a tinkling dance of raindrops down a mountainside (for a rolla bolla number) to a lonely spare landscape on a windy night, chorally evoked, that invites patient respect for the slowly shifting positions of a trio of young contortionists bound together in sacred concentration."
The country? The show?