Episode #52

Songbirdsongs-The Undead

New Sounds #52 - the Undead

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Monday, March 16, 1987

Hear music for the birds on this revived New Sounds from Olivier Messiaen (Catalogues des Oiseaux), John Adams (Songbirdsongs), Philip Aaberg (High Plains), Paul Winter (Canyon), Einojuhani Rautavaasra (Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra), Daniel Goode (The Thursh from Upper Dunakyn), Eberhard Schoener (Sky Music/Mountain Music.)

PROGRAM #52, Songbirdsongs (03/16/1987)





Olivier Messiaen

Catalogues des Oiseaux (Catalog of Birds)

Spanish Warbler (excerpt)

MHS -1423 Musical Heritage Society Out of print. Other recordings are available.

John Adams


Mourning Dove evensong

Opus One #66 (LP); LP perhaps available at, another recording of the piece is on Centaur #2273, available at

Philip Aaberg

High Plains

No Wonder They Sing

Windham Hill #1037 Available at

Paul Winter


Elves' Chasm Air

Living Music #LMR-6 www.livingmusic.coml

Einojuhani Rautavaara

Cantus Arcticus: Concerto for Birds and Orchestra

Cantus Arcticus

Finlandia #FA-328
Out of Print.
Other recordings are available, such as Ondine #1041, and can surely be downloaded at

Daniel Goode

The Thrush from Upper Dunakyn

The Thrush from Upper Dunakyn (excerpt)

Opus One
Info at

Eberhard Schoener

Sky Music/Mountain Music

Sky Music

Kuckuck 071 / Black Sun 12059

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