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for orchestra

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  3322; 4321; timp, 2 perc., hp, strings | (Perc: 2 tri., 2 cowbells, woodblocks, bass drum, vib., hihat, crash cymbals, tam-tam, police whistle, almglocken)

Year:  2003
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  3322; 4321; timp, 2 perc., ...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

Films, Audio & Samples

Juliet Palmer: Buzzard — VIDEO

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Two birds inspired this piece: Tchaikovsky's Swan and Stravinsky's Firebird. Buzzard is dedicated to my father, a high-speed pilot who loved Stravinsky's music as passionately as that of Gil Gilberto and Dave Brubeck. A real buzzard... "And as to you Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths;", Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass (1900)

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