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Birds and a Steam Train in the Catlins

for piano

Year:  1991   ·  Duration:  3m

Year:  1991
Duration:  3m

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 1-2

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This piece was written in 1991 for Ann Saslav. It is based on an imaginary scene from years ago when a railway branch line went through native bush in the Catlins area of New Zealand. The motif at the start is a bird-call the composer heard in the area. This piece is aimed at grade 7 or 8 level, and was initially performed in schools by Ann Saslav as part of an educational project.

Commissioned note

Written for Ann Saslav

Ann Saslav

Difficulty note

Grade 7 or 8

Performance history

27 Jun 2010: A good time not a long time - SMP Ensemble

30 Oct 2010: Fundraising Piano Recital

Performed by Tom McGrath