Jennifer Raven (flute) Liz Cowdrey (violin) Peter Cowdrey (piano)
We cover 350 years of birdsong-inspired music, starting with the Sonata Representativa by Johann Schmelzer (1668), through Couperin, Rameau and Granados to our own transcriptions of slowed down songs of chiffchaff, goldfinch, goldcrest, chaffinch and other birds that are commonly found in West European gardens, as well as semi-improvised music inspired by exotic East African birdsongs. Click here to see a short BBC documentary including our transcription of a goldcrest song.
Repertoire can include:
Schmelzer Sonata Representativa Rameau La Poule, Le Rappel des Oiseaux Couperin Le Rossignol-en-amour, La Linotte effarouchée, Les Fauvettes Plaintives, Vivaldi Il Gardellino Granados The Maiden and the Nightingale Messiaen Le Merle Noir, Le Rouge-gorge Peter and Liz Cowdrey Garden Birds, Irish Air with Song Thrush Peter Cowdrey and Jennifer Raven African Birds Peter Cowdrey Wrens, Auroriole Gypsy Music from Transylvania, Serbia, Bulgaria