cl, tpt, pno, guitar, drumset, boom box for CD playback
Instrumentation: Trumpet in Bb, clarinet in Bb, guitar, percussion (drum set), piano, audio recording, toy birds (making authentic robin sounds).
For movement 1, players speak isolated lines written by Chopin, Robert and Clara Schumann, George Sand.
For movement 2, players speak isolated lines from folk-song lyrics and poems having to do with robins.
NOTE: each movement may be performed alone, as a separate piece.
For movement 1, CD #1 recording – (8:00) (Chopin-Liszt Birthday Tribute) - is activated at the start and continues until the movement's end.
For movement 2, CD #2 recording – TRACK 1 (:54) (bird sounds) AND TRACK 2 (:21) (Jolson’s Red Red Robin) is played from a boom-box or other on-stage sound source, only at certain moments. It is usually operated (start and stop) by the percussionist.
Movement 1 commemorates the 200th birthday year of Schumann and Chopin. Fragments of their music are heard throughout the movement.
Movement 2 uses quoted fragments as well, all related to images of a "robin" (the word or the bird).
$25.95 composer's score (with improv cues in color), cadenza and fragments sheet inserts, and CD audio;
$16.50 additional score