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The Bird Fancyer's Delight


  • Interesting, worth a look
  • Great for teachers

From the Publisher

"The Bird Fancyer's Delight" was first published in 1717 in America as an instruction manual for the teaching of singing to caged birds using the then popular flageolet. I have used some of the tunes in this beguiling collection as material for the dialogue between the players.

The musical themes are taught and learnt quickly in this piece but in this fast moving age one can only marvel at the patience of the flageolet player of early eighteenth century America.

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. For the Bullfinch
  2. Skylark
  3. Now the Linnet
  4. See the Canary Bird
  5. Woodlark and Starling to Finish

Item Details

Category: Music for Wind Quintet
Publisher: Brass Wind Publications
Publisher's reference: 3603
Our Stock Code: 1197600
Media Type: Paperback