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Thoughts from a Cat for Flute, Oboe and Voice

  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Imaginative music, imaginative scoring”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

These seven short vignettes are written with character and space in the scoring which allows the singer to put across the text easily. This is good because the words are great - this cat is some feline! Short phrases deliver the humour succinctly in between the more instrumental textures. In the title movement the cat has a separate and distinctive rhythm, The Art of Digging Holes changes time frequently to add energy and Love Is shows the cat almost alone.  This is a charming work which will certainly not disappoint!

From the Publisher

THOUGHTS FROM A CAT for voice, flute, and oboe (or chromatic harmonica) by Roger C. Vogel. (A clarinet or soprano sax part is included as an alternative to the harmonica.) This work was written in 2019 for Ellen Ritchey and Lisa Hanson Bartholow. The poems for the 7 short songs were selected from “Darling, I Love You” by poet Daniel Ladinsky and Mutts cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. They are a celebration of the sweet and essential places that animals hold in our lives and in our hearts.

Performance duration (approx): 10'00

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


  1. Thoughts from a cat
  2. Without question
  3. Have a heart
  4. Like them
  5. The art of digging holes
  6. One regret
  7. Love is

Item Details


  • Part 1: Voice - Soprano
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Oboe or Harmonica or Soprano Saxophone
Category: Music for Flute, Oboe and Other Instruments
Publisher: Brixton Publications
Publisher's reference: B964
Our Stock Code: 1466676
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (15 pages [score])