My Ten Favourite Pieces of Music
1. The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
2. The Swan in The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.
3. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Frederick Delius.
4. The overture to The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) by Giochino Rossini.
5. The 6th Symphony, The Pastoral, by Ludwig Von Beethoven. In the cadenza at the end of the work the nightingale, the quail and the cuckoo are featured.
6. The Swan of Tuonela by Jean Sibelius.
7. The Birds (Gli Uccelli) by Otterino Respighi.
8. The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi. In the "Summer" movement a portion is dedicated to the cuckoo, the turtle dove and the finch.
9. Birdsong (Le Chant des Oiseaux) by Clément Janequin.
10. (There'll be bluebirds over) The White Cliffs of Dover sung by Vera Lynn.