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Innn-tro-ducing a collection of 23 royalty-free background performance tracks where every day is a circus day! Arranged and produced to capture the vintage sounds of yesterday’s big top, enjoy this music from another world as you cross the canvas threshold.
Once Upon a Circus pays homage to another era when mechanical musical marvels like the band organ, carousel and calliope ruled the midway. Additional tracks feature the authentic sounds of the side show bally, accordion and orchestrated medleys. Church workers will notice a lovingly crafted fusion of traditional hymns with circus melodies – all composed and performed by virtuoso organist Michael Tyo – who was born without sight! The project was produced and mastered by Kerry Kistler.
Use this music for clown routines, come-in & exit music, background ambiance, entrance/exit stingers, segues, skits – listen to the samples below, and you will imagine a score of other uses for each musical creation.
This carefully mastered CD is available in two formats:
- Professionally produced and packaged CD, (not burned on a computer and stuffed in a paper sleeve) for $20.00 + Shipping
- High quality mp3s (320kbps) which you may download, ala carte, for .99 per track (or the entire 23 tracks in a zip file for $19.95). A PDF of the CD cover, insert and tray card is included.
Total run time for all 23 tracks is 64 minutes.
Le Belle Carousel (full track is 2:33)
Band Organ Victoriam (full track is 2:44)
Holy Sponge Plunge (full track is 2:25)
Teasing the Tightrope (full track is 3:20)
Teasing the Tightrope (fast) (full track is 2:31)
Big Circus Sideshow (full track is 2:36)
Center Rings (full track is 2:47)
Center Rings (uptempo) (full track is 1:33)
Gentle Hope Kallyope (full track is :49)
Ringmaster Polka (full track is 2:24)
Death-Defying Bliss (full track is 4:45)
Carousel Royale (full track is 2:47)
Colossus Eternal (full track is 3:53)
Ballyhoot (full track is 2:59)
Aerial Roll Call (full track is 3:33)
Eazy Trapeezy (full track is 2:24)
Eazy Trapeezy (uptempo) (full track is 2:31)
Sweet Treat (full track is 3:20)
What is the Circus? (full track is 2:12)
What is the Circus? (church) (full track is 2:51)
Over the Top (full track is 4:22)
All Out and Over (full track is 3:23)
Folding the Tents (full track is 1:37)
BOOKS AND CD’S
Juggling and More ($15.00) Juggling and More is a conglomeration of clips from BenComedy’s DVD “Auxiliary Props” released in 2010, an updated juggling tutorial, clips from various live performances, and a bonus video from BenComedy.com’s YouTube series “Professional Clown Comedy.” This DVD teaches the basics and several tricks for a number of props including: juggling, balancing, spinning plates, diabolo, flower sticks, and cigar boxes.
My Performance DVD ($15.00) Here is an hour of Randy clowning on DVD. This includes all three of his famous characters in various performances over the past two decades and features the entire “Price of Freedom” patriotic program Randy presents as Mr. Oxford P. Nutts. Watch unique effective clown ministry in action.
Clown Training DVD ($15.00) Randy shares make-up techniques, history, thoughts on ministry skits, props, how not to scare children and more.
Clowning For Christ ($7.00) is a book on philosophy and practices of clown ministry. This is Randy’s basic textbook on clowning. Includes thoughts on solo clowning, developing character, skits, working with frightened children, clown ministry teams, and more!
Comic Ministry Routines ($7.00) This book includes numerous skits on topics such as: a new creation, communion celebration, sin, self-esteem, Christmas, and more. It’s over 40 pages long.
Comic Ministry Routines 2 ($7.00) This is another collection of original skits including topics such as: missions, Christmas, Bible, servanthood, prayer, and more.
Solo Clown Ministry ($7.00) Deals specifically with doing clown programs BY YOURSELF. Includes numerous one-person skits, programming ideas, theory, and resource list of other available materials for solo performers. By Randy and Mark Seckel.
Funny, Funny Clown! ($7.00) Randy shares of collection of jokes, routines and comedy concepts to bring rib-tickling humor to your presentations!
Clown Fun For Everyone ($6.00) Six fully scripted traditional-styled rib-tickling comedy clown skits.
My Heart, My Art ($6.00) This booklet is a collection of articles by Randy. It discusses numerous areas of clown philosophy and approach. Many of these articles were previously included in professional entertainer magazines.
Creating Clown Stuff For Ministry ($10.00) A book full of skits, puppet ideas, giveaway ideas, and more. This book by Janet Tucker and Mark Seckel contains information pertinent to every area of clown ministry.
The Director’s Desk ($15.00) A binder full of practical advice
and concepts for leading a clown ministry.
Misc. Ministry Materials
Crucial Concepts In Kid’s Ministry ($15.00) This book contains key concepts that must be addressed in order to thrive in children’s ministry. Ministry application exercises are included at the end of each chapter to help the reader apply these ministry principles. This is Randy’s “textbook” for effectiveness.
Water Baptism DVD ($15.00) This teaching DVD shares the importance of placing faith in Christ and then following that decision with baptism (immersion). Children and “Limey Bodilla the Tiny Gorilla” join Randy as he teaches on this important topic. Numerous practical considerations and biblical insights are given to help parents and children determine if it’s time for them to follow the Lord in water baptism. This is a great DVD to show in a water baptism class or send home with families prior to a water baptism service. (Bulk prices available.)
The Tithe Talks Project ($10.00) Learn the biblical approach to giving plus numerous giving contest ideas for missions, tithes, and fund-raising. Includes twenty-four creative, visual lessons to teach scriptural concepts of giving. Included are: “Roly the Wonder Dog”, Watermelon Feed, Torch Run, God’s Return Box, “Payday,” and more.A binder full of practical advice and concepts for leading a clown ministry.
Easy Gospel Cartoons ($6.00) A booklet of ‘surprise-ending’ drawings that you can use to teach spiritual lessons.
Cartoon Lessons ($6.00) A second booklet of drawings that clearly illustrate spiritual lessons.
Line Lessons ($6.00) Ten more simple lessons illustrated with simple line drawings.
Costumes and Characters ($6.00) A booklet on using full-body costume characters. Discusses character development, costume care, handling the heat, stage performance, greeting children and more!
The Mop and Broom Puppet Packet ($10.00) This interactive storytelling method features audience volunteers performing with rod puppets made with mops and brooms. It’s an audience favorite!
Praise & Worship
Worship Insights ($6.00) Twelve visual lessons on biblical worship for you to use in your classroom or kid’s services.
Circus Sing-A-Long ($20.00) Here’s a brand new project for kids’ shows & circus-styled programs! Each CD includes vocals and also “circus band” instrumental-only tracks of nine original sing-a-long Christian songs.
Kid’s and adults will love singing along with:
I Am So Happy
More Than Anytyhing
God Has Made Them All
3 Songs of Praise ($6.00) Randy brings forward three new uptempo songs that all ages will love. “All Creation” praises our great Creator. The “Traffic Song” is all about getting in gear and traveling down life’s road in a way that honors God. “My Choice” encourages all to participate in worshiping God.
Creative Performance 1 ($20.00) Here is a CD of “musical clip-art” for professional entertainers. Excellent for piecing together soundtracks for entire programs. Various musical styles appropriate for clowns, jugglers, magicians, and other variety artists. No vocals. Originally offered on cassette tape, now this CD includes numerous full length songs and 30 short pieces for introductions, entrances and exits. Songs written by Randy, plus a few additional new ones from Mark Gungor Productions. Live performance rights are granted with purchase.
Creative Performance 2 ($20.00) A second project of soundtracks by Randy, Alex Lappos and Mark Gungor. These are longer length tracks perfect for clowns, mimes, magicians, storytellers, etc. (Including additional songs added to the original tape collection.)
Creative Performance 3 ($20.00) More live performance “royalty-free” music from Randy and Alex. This contains three long songs used for opening shows or “spec” numbers. Numerous songs are circus and silent screen styled music. It’s dynamite! (Additional songs added from the Mark Gungor collection.)
Creative Performance 4 ($20.00) More live performance “royalty-free” music from Mark Gungor. It’s incredible professional music for performance in numerous styles!
Checkerboard Rap ($10.00) A CD of raps that teach on prayer, worship, peer pressure, temptation, and more. Original music by Alex Lappos. These are the messages parents WANT their kids to be listening to.
A Time to Reflect ($20.0) Reflect, pray, ponder, dream with this collection of instrumental music. (CD)
A Time for Games 1 ($20.00) Almost an hour of up tempo high-powered instrumental music to create an exciting atmosphere. Great for game contests, juggling, pre-show music and high-energy activities.
A Time for Games 2 ($20.00) (CD)
A Time for Games 3 ($20.00) (CD)
A Time for Silent Screen ($20.00) Almost an hour of original music from the Charlie Chaplin era. (CD)
In a desire to provide everyday apparel that says, “I’m serious about clowning as an art form,” Randy has designed clothes for normal wear.
Real Men Wear Make-Up
Clown: The Tradition Lives On: T-Shirt
Randy originated the famous ‘CLOWN: The Tradition Lives On’ shirt. It’s available as a “T”, a sweatshirt, or bumper stickers on white.
Clown: The Tradition Lives On: Sweatshirt