The Kind of Bird I Am


20 seconds


Edition Peters

Instrumentation Notes


Program Notes

This is a one page score, consisting of just five bars of music. More a musical gift than a piece written for performance, the dedication to Max Ernst says:
went home and composed this immediately after being asked, “what kind of a bird are you?,” at the Jolas Gallery, April 26, 1957. for Max, with deepest respect and admiration — Earle Brown

More Information

3 (Picc, Fl, Alt).1.1.1(Contra) – – Vib.- Pn., Hrp.- Str. (1.Vln divisi. 2. Vln divisi. Va divisi. Vc divisi. 0)

Sample Page

The Kind of Bird I Am sample page

Earle Brown Music Foundation