Legend of the First Rabbit

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Price: $22.98

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SKU: CD-HD4394
Call Number: CD 597
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 1999
Record Label: Studea Musica

"Legend of the First Rabbit was commissioned by Ardeleana Trio in 1987 and premiered at a Christmas concert the same year. I was asked to compose a work for the trio and a narrator, 'suitable for children of all ages'. It seemed a daunting task - finding the right story and setting it to appropriate music. But once I discovered the imaginative legend explaining the rabbit's appearance, setting it to music became an exciting challenge: a drum would be necessary to help frame the story; the cello would have a native-like theme and the flute, of course, would be the rabbit. It all fell into place. The resulting work has happily exceeded all my expectations and I am delighted that there is now a French version as well."

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