John Middleton - Symphony No 4 'A Blackbird in Quorn'

Symphony No 4 'A Blackbird in Quorn'

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Symphony Orchestra

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John Middleton - Symphony No 4 'A Blackbird in Quorn'

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This is work in progress, but I have completed three movements out of four. The music arises out of the individual repertoire of an individual Blackbird that must by now be at least seven years old. He is silent from late July to mid-March. Other birds copy some of the phrases, but none of them have the whole portfolio, nor are they as fluent. Will he reappear in 2017?

1. Back from the dead

2. Minuet and Trio plus

3. In Excelsis

4. Into the last moult?

I have attached the second movement. Here is a link to a photo of the bird himself!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5taaa4pw7knout1/Blackbird.JPG?dl=0