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Studio album by Egberto Gismonti
Released 1979
Genre MPB, instrumental music
Length 48:55
Label EMI
Producer Mariozinho Rocha
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Circense is a 1980 studio album recorded by the Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist Egberto Gismonti. All the album was elaborated under the concept of circus and its recording counts with some beloved Brazilian musicians of that period.

It was listed by Rolling Stone Brazil as one of the 100 best Brazilian albums in history.[2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriters Length
1. "Karatê" Egberto Gismonti 4:59
2. "Cego Aderaldo" Egberto Gismonti 6:25
3. "Mágico" Egberto Gismonti 7:14
4. "Palhaço" Egberto Gismonti, Geraldo E. Carneiro 5:51
5. "Tá boa, santa?" Egberto Gismonti 5:54
6. "Equilibrista" Egberto Gismonti 8:13
7. "Ciranda" Egberto Gismonti 5:33
8. "Mais que a paixão" Egberto Gismonti, João Carlos Pádua 4:42


  • Egberto Gismonti: ten-string acoustic guitar, piano and vocals[3]
  • Mauro Senise: saxophone and flute
  • Luiz Alves: bass
  • Robertinho Silva: percussion
  • Silvio Mehry: piano
  • Pery Reis: guitar
  • Aleuda Malu: vocals and percussion
  • Dulce Bressane: vocals
  • Pepê Castro-Neves: vocals
  • Benito Juarez: string orchestra conduction

Special guest:


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Circense". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-12-06.