Roar! was commissioned by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in 2004 for education programmes, and is designed to showcase the sections of the orchestra at the circus or the zoo:
Brass (opening): fanfare, welcome to the circus/zoo, Woodwinds (bar 9-53): the monkeys, Strings (bar 54-97): the trapeze/the swans, Percussion (bar 98-160): lions and tigers, Tutti (approx. bar 161-227), and brass fanfare to end.
The conductor may pause at each new section to introduce the instruments of the orchestra, or may have the opening few bars of each section of music played before performing the piece without pause.
Instrumentation: 2*.2.2.2 22.214.171.124 timp+3 hp strings