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The Bird Fancyer's DelightArranged for Solo Piccolo by Laurence TrottDuration: 7:30
To chirp, to call, to record, to sing round all refer to stages in the training process by which songbirds learned specific tunes. For centuries an interesting activity, teaching birds specially written music became popular and potentially lucrative hobby in Europe in the 17th and, especially, the 18th Century with the development or the bird organ in 1730. These pieces, 43 of which were collected in 1717 as The Bird Fancyer's Delight were written for the then instruments, the bird flageolet and the sopranino recorder.
Laurence Trott has organized 13 of these tunes into two short suites, suitable for performance. Tune #7 would end the first suite, and #8 woiuld begin the second suite.
1. A tune for the Bullfinch2. A tune for the Canary bird3. A tune for the Woodlark4. & 5. Tunes for the Parrot6. A tune for the Sparrow7. A tune for the Starling8. A tune for the Canary bird9. & 10. Tunes for the Linnet11. A tune for the Bullfinch12. A tune for the East India Nightingale13. A tune for the Bullfinch