Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Extinct birds

Sheet Music: Score

Extinct birds : for clarinet, piano, violin, cello, percussion and baritone with recorded bird song / David Holyoake.

by David Holyoake (2013)

  • Purchase Price: $138.18 (Usually ships in 3-8 business days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: 783.88547/HOL 3 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: Baritone, clarinet in B flat, violin, cello, piano, percussion, and live playback of bird song recorded tracks.  Ensembles interested to perform this work together with the recorded extinct bird song tracks indicated in the score should contact the composer by email to receive the audio tracks of the recorded extinct bird song, (at no additional cost) with additional instructions or advice if needed for how we cued the recorded bird sound during live chamber performance. 
  • Digital Library -- View full score online

    Not a member? Become a member online and access the Digital Library immediately
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Ensemble Matisse, Njabulo Madlala, Daniel Bradley from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 49.


Add to Cart

Usually ships in 3-8 business days

Shipping Info

Product details

David Holyoake's commission from Ensemble Matisse, Extinct Birds, is a unique chamber creation weaving in the recorded sound of extinct and endangered song birds. The final of the 4 movements introduces voice to deliver the 'apology to the birds' in zulu and english. This work has been performed throughout London and Cambridge and is supported by the Arts Council of England. David hopes to bring it back home to Australia soon.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (124p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 23 min.

Contents note:

I. Fossils to Phoenix -- II. The Birds are Dead -- III. Human Flight -- IV. Apology to the Birds.

Commissioned by Ensemble Matisse with funds provided by Arts Council of Great Britain.

First performance by Ensemble Matisse at Extinct Birds - premiere (Lauderdale House) on 25 Oct 2013

The composer notes the following subjects associated with this work:
Environmental themes, species extinction, conservation.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 9790720211688

Related products

This work is also available in the following products:

Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 49.
CD: Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 49.


- Browse other works for Baritone with chamber ensemble

- Browse other works by David Holyoake

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.

To post a comment please login