John Middleton - The Robin

The Robin


String Quartet

Recording, click here

Other Information

String quartet in three movements based on songs of the Robin:

1. Free Spirits (several Robins singing in the bushes behind me, as I do morning exercises and whistle back at them) -somewhat atonal! see recording link to this movement

2. Man with a spade (I dig the garden whilst the birds flit around my feet, calling and occasionally bursting into song)

3. The gardener sings (this is the composer making human music out of the Robin themes)