If Piccs Could Fly

19/9/98 for four piccolos

Composer’s note

Four little piccolo-birds going about their own business, calling their own distinctive calls, meet up at the lilac bush one day, and decide to do a little jig together. After a while they get bored with each other’s company, and flutter off into the undergrowth again.

Thanks to Alexander Hay for suggesting the idea of ‘a light piece for four piccolos’.


Performed on a number of occasions

Duration ~3′