Michael Harvey is proud to continue the diminishing tradition of composer pianists such as Liszt and Rachmaninov. Harvey has composed, transcribed and arranged an increasing oeuvre of over 100 works for piano, including numerous virtuoso pieces for small hands. The acrobatics found in the Circus Polka are reminiscent of circus entertainment. This composition is the next level of advancement from The Eccentric Piano Student. It contains a greater number of larger leaps and repeated notes. Harvey was also keen to introduce an interlocking action between the hands.