Music For Bird Lovers

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A beautiful selection of classical music inspired by our feathered friends! Blue tit, robin, lark, nightingale, cuckoo, blackbird, and linnet find musical expression alongside exotic pelicans, a bluebird, and some imaginary birds. Listen too for the dawn chorus expressed in music and the thieving magpie! Spring from The Four Seasons
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Baroque Festival Orchestra conducted by Alberto Lizzio
1 Allegro
2 Largo e pianissimo sempre
3 Allegro (Danza pastorale)
4 The Cuckoo
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Martin Souter, piano
5 The Dawn Chorus
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Martin Souter, piano
6 The Lark in the Clear Air
Traditional Ian Giles
7 The Pelican
Thibaut de Navarre (1201-1253) Matthew Spring, hurdy gurdy
8 On Wings of Song
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) James Gregory, flute, Martin Souter, piano
9 Bird as Prophet
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Martin Souter, piano
10 Tit Willow
Gilbert & Sullivan Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, David Croft
11 Little Bird
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) Martin Souter, piano
12 Ah, Robin
Anonymous Serendipity
13 Dou way Robin
Anonymous The Oxford Girls' Choir
14 The Nightingale in Love, Part 1
15 The Nightingale in Love, Part 2
16 The Linnet
17 The Nightingale Victorious
Francois Couperin (1668-1733) Martin Souter, harpsichord
18 The Blackbird
Anonymous John Banks, harp
19 The Bluebird
Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) The Cherwell Singers conducted by Julia Craig-McFeely
20 Sumer is Icumen In
Anonymous The Oxford Girls' Choir
21 Overture to The Thieving Magpie
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) Philharmonia Slavonica conducted by Henry Adolph