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It Isn't Easy Being a Cuckoo for flute, clarinet, and bassoon trio

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By Frescobaldi, Saint-Saens, Sofge, Delius, Mahler

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Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Frescobaldi, Saint-Saens, Sofge, Delius, Mahler. Arranged by John Gibson. Renaissance, Romantic Period, 20th Century. Set of Parts, Score. 48 pages. JB Linear #EN0187. Published by JB Linear (S0.7226).

Item Number: S0.7226

"It Isn't Easy Being a Cuckoo" is a fun set of six pieces that span music history over seven centuries. Many composers have used the minor 3rd call of the cuckoo. The cuckoo bird has been treated badly, though. It has been associated with lunatics and guess what a group of cuckoos is called: an asylum. Too bad, really, because their distinctive song is a favorite musical motive. There is almost 20 minutes of music! The sheet music comes with score and parts and was arranged by John Gibson. Set for flute, clarinet and bassoon trio.Selections:1."Sumer is icumen in" - anon.2."Capriccio on the Cuckoo's Call" - Frescobaldi (1624)3."The Cuckoo in the Forest" - Saint-Saens (1886)4. "The Cuckoo's Courtship Waltz" - Sofge (1874)5."On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" - Delius (1912)6."In Praise of Higher Understanding" - Mahler 1899).

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