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Illustrating a full range of musical emotions, "The Robin" tells a nature story of joy, sadness, humor, mystery, dramatic danger, and a happy ending of springtime return - taking the young listener on a tour of vivid emotional expression in the orchestra to match the moods of its storybook-style poetic narration.

Performed by the Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee Symphonies and many others.

"amusing, wonderfully well-orchestrated . . . received with wild enthusiasm"
Indianapolis News

"instantly effective . . . the Symphony rarely gets more sincere ovations"
New Orleans States Item

duration: 17', with options for reduced duration


3(3rd db. picc.)/3/2+E-flat/2+cbn.  4/3/3/1
timp.  2  perc.  piano  harp  strings   narrator

[The orchestra may be reduced by the omission of any or all of the following instruments: fl. II, oboe III, clar. II, cbn., tpt. III. Cues for these instruments are provided in other parts.]




Where's Red Robin?
and other narrated pieces