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The Bird Fancyer's Delight for Piccolo Solo

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  • Staff Pick

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“Charming music for solo piccolo.”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

The origins of these short pieces written around 1717 are a little hazy but they were written with the purpose of training caged songbirds, popular in the eighteenth century, to sing. Laurence Trott has transcribed them simply and they are all completely charming. The notes range is limited making them ideally suited to developing that all important cantabile colour in the piccolo's lower registers, and the absence of any challenging finger work concentrates that focus on sound. Played as a whole group, these lovely vignettes are a welcome change from all the hustle and bustle normally associated with the solo piccolo repertoire and would be something completely different in any recital.

From the Publisher

Pieces written for birds to learn!. Collected in 1717.

Difficulty guide: 6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


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Item Details


  • Part 1: Solo Piccolo
Category: Unaccompanied Piccolo Music
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: P03
Our Stock Code: 1153835
Media Type: Paperback (4 pages [score])

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