SKU: CC136

Four short songs all based on Cuckoo themes, skillfully arranged by John Gibson. Quite an ingenious collection that can be performed seperately or as a suite.

I. The Cuckoo in the Forest (1886) - from Carnival of the Animals - Camille Saint-Saens
II. The Cuckoo's Courtship Waltz (1874) - H. D. Sofge
III. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (1912) - Frederick Delius
IV. In Praise of Higher Understanding (a singing contest between a cuckoo and a nightingale judged by a donkey) (1896) - Gustav Mahler


  • E-flat Clarinet
  • 3 B-flat Clarinets
  • Alto Clarinet (or Basset Horn)
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Contrabass Clarinet (or Contralto Clarinet /String Bass)