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8 Australian birds discover the music of the 20th century (solo piano)

by Andrew Ford (1989)

Also known as: Eight Australian birds discover the music of the 20th century

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Lift off : Elpis Liossatos plays Australian piano music for children.

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Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Easy — AMEB. Grades 1/2/3/4.

Contents note: An emu emulates Alban Berg -- a brolga behaves like Bartók -- a lyrebird in love with Ligeti -- a parrot preens to Arvo Pärt -- a kookaburra considers John Cage -- a galah gawps at Glass -- a scrub-fowl succumbs to Sculthorpe -- a common myna mocks Messiaen.

Dedication note: for Kirsty

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