Carlson, R - Australian bird suite : for solo flute
Rosalind Carlson lives on a five acre property in Arcadia (The Hills District, north-west of Sydney, Australia).
Here the native Australian birds that live and breed on her land have inspired this work.
Musical motifs represent the different birds. Each motif for each movement is published at the beginning of each movement. These motifs are suggestive of the various idiosyncrasies and characteristics of the birds being described musically.
Published by: Phylloscopus [PP446] — 1 score (6p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — AMEB grade 6-7 approx. Movements 2 & 4 are listed on AMEB Grade 3, List A.
Duration: 12 min.
Superb fairy wrens -- Willy wagtail & English blackbirds -- Chiming wedgebills -- Silver spangled cockerels -- Colourful lorikeets & lyrebirds -- The return of the superb fairy wrens.
First performance by Lewis Mitchell — 6 Jun 02. Queens' Golden Jubilee Concert, St. James' Church, Piccadilly, London
Includes performance notes and biographical notes on composer.