The programme covers 350 years of birdsong-inspired music, starting with the Sonata Representativa by Johann Schmelzer (1668), through Couperin, Rameau, Granados and Messiaen to our own transcriptions of slowed down songs of chiffchaff, goldfinch, goldcrest, chaffinch and other birds that are commonly found in West European gardens. Click here to see a short BBC documentary including our transcription of a goldcrest song. In tune with the outdoor theme, we will also include Eastern European Gypsy tunes, which are a great speciality of Liz's. Click here to see her playing gypsy music from Serbia.
Schmelzer Sonata Representativa Rameau La Poule Couperin Le Rossignol-en-amour, Les Fauvettes Plaintives, La Linotte effarouchée Peter and Liz Cowdrey Garden Birds, Irish Air with Song Thrush Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale Gypsy Music from Transylvania, Serbia, Bulgaria
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