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bird organ is made of wood

Sheet Music: Score

The bird organ is made of wood / Caroline Wilkins.

by Caroline Wilkins (1995)

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  • Instrumentation: Herd bells, side drum, glass chimes, 6 temple blocks, 3 wood blocks. Glockenspiel, vibraphone, 2 crotales, 2 cymbals. Bambus, guiro, 2 reco-recos, 3 maracas, cabaca, 2 mexican beans, shocallo, sand blocks, bass drum, side drum.
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The title is taken from a quotation by Denis Diderot in D'Alembert's Dream (1762); 'the bird organ is made of wood, man is made of flesh'.

The work consists of 3 movements, taking as their starting point my interest in early forms of automata and their parallel with natural, environmental sound. Each movement explores the timbral properties of percussion instruments grouped according to their materials: metal, wood, membranes, tuned and untuned; merging certain timbral colours together.

Published by: Ricordi (Milan) — 1 score (17p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmic synchronisation, subtleties of timbre, technically difficult.

Duration: 9 min.

Contents note:

In 3 movements.

First performance by Schlagquartett Koeln — 1998. Alte Feuerwache, Cologne

Includes performance notes.

This is a handwritten edition — it is not typeset.

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