Bird Fanciers Delight, The







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The Bird Fancyer's Delight
Arranged for Solo Piccolo by Laurence Trott
Duration: 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 Bullfinch
2. A tune for the Canary bird
3. A tune for the Woodlark
4. & 5.  Tunes for the Parrot
6. A tune for the Sparrow
7. A tune for the Starling
8. A tune for the Canary bird
9. & 10. Tunes for the Linnet
11. A tune for the Bullfinch
12. A tune for the East India Nightingale
13. A tune for the Bullfinch

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