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Music for Bird Lovers / Baroque Festival Orchestra, Souter, Giles, Spring and Gregory

> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - I. Allegro
> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - II. Largo e pianissimo sempre
> The 4 Seasons: Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring) - III. Danza pastorale: Allegro
> Premier livre de pieces de clavecin, Suite No. 3 - Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: Le coucou
> Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor - Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E minor: V. Le rappel des oiseaux
> The Lark in the Clear Air - The Lark in the Clear Air
> The Pelican - The Pelican
> 6 Gesange, Op. 34 (arr. for flute and piano) - 6 Gesange, Op. 34: No. 2. Auf Flugeln des Gesanges (arr. for flute and piano)
> Waldscenen, Op. 82 - Waldszenen, Op. 82: No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The Songster-Prophet)
> The Mikado (arr. for orchestra) - The Mikado, Act II: On a tree by a river, "Willow titwillow" (arr. for orchestra)
> Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43 - Lyric Pieces, Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1. Butterfly
> Ah Robin - Ah Robin
> Dou way Robin - Dou way Robin
> Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor - The Nightingale in Love I
> Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor - The Nightingale in Love II
> Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor - The Linnet
> Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor - The Nightingale Victorious
> Y deryn du (The Blackbird) - Y deryn du (The Blackbird)
> The Blue Bird - The Blue Bird
> Summer is icumen - Summer is icumen
> La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) - La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre de pièces
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre
>Traditional, Irish : The lark in the clear air
>Thibault IV, King of Nava : Deus est ensi conme li pellicanz (The Lord is like the pelican)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado
>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
>Cornysh, William : Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn
>Anonymous : Veni mater gracie/Dou way, Robin
>Couperin, François : Pieces de clavecin, Book 3
>Couperin, François : La Linote efarouchee, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Le Rossignol-vainqueur, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Welsh Traditional : Y Fwyalchen (The Blackbird), song
>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
>Anonymous, English : Sumer is icumen in
>Rossini, Gioachino : The Thieving Magpie
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A beautiful selection of classical music inspired by our feathered friends! Composers have been inspired by birds and birdsong for generations. Blue tit, robin, lark, nightingale, cuckoo, blackbird and linnet find musical expression alongside exotic pelicans, a bluebird and some imaginary birds.



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Conductor: Alberto Lizzio
  • Running Time: 9 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Premier livre de pièces
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1735

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Zoroastre :: The Dawn Chorus
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1749

>Traditional, Irish : The lark in the clear air
  • Performer: Ian Giles (Tenor)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Thibault IV, King of Nava : Deus est ensi conme li pellicanz (The Lord is like the pelican)
  • Performer: Matthew Spring (Lute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Medieval

>Mendelssohn, Felix : On Wings of Song
  • Performers: James Gregory (Flute); Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 10/01/1835

>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Sullivan, Arthur : The Mikado :: Tit Willow
  • Conductor: David Croft
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1884-1885

>Grieg, Edvard : Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Cornysh, William : Ah Robyn, gentle Robyn
  • Ensemble: Serendipity Singers
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Anonymous : Veni mater gracie/Dou way, Robin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de clavecin, Book 3
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : La Linote éfarouchée, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Le Rossignol-vainqueur, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Martin Souter [Organ/Piano] (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Welsh Traditional : Y Fwyalchen (The Blackbird), song
  • Performer: Jon Banks (Harp)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Stanford, Charles Villiers : The Blue Bird, Op. 119/3 (from 8 Part Songs)
  • Conductor: Julia Craig-McFeely
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Anonymous, English : Sumer is icumen in
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 13th Century

>Rossini, Gioachino : The Thieving Magpie :: Overture
  • Conductor: Henry Adolph
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1817