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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (tenor with chamber ensemble)

by Michael Sollis (2009)



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Rikki-Tikki-Tavi / Michael Sollis.

Library shelf no. 783.8754/SOL 2 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

Text by Michael Sollis after Rudyard Kipling

"This is my story
Of Rikki-Tikki
Tavi Mongoose
Killing Snakes
He's just one foot high
Kind of feline
Through the way he
Shows curiosity
Wherever he goes
From his pink nose
To his tail - fluffed
Like a bottle brush...

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Flute/piccolo/woodblock, bass clarinet/cabasa, French horn/eggshaker, harp/maraca, marimba/snare, cello, violin, amateur voice.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Griffyn Ensemble

The composer cites the following stylistic and literary influences on this work:

musical theatre, Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book, Cabaret.


Rikki-Tikki Tavi


Performances of this work

6 Nov 09: St John Anglican Church, Canberra. Featuring Griffyn Ensemble.

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