Ron Nagorcka

a suite of 5 pieces celebrating a family of Australian songbirds

  1. Grey Butcherbird   (4:34)
  2. Australian Magpie  (4:32)
  3. Black Currawong   (4:08)
  4. Pied Butcherbird    (5:01)
  5. Grey Currawong/Dusky Woodswallow/(Magpie Lark) (4:06)

Monte Mumford, conductor
Joe Cook, trombone
Larry Polansky, fretless electric guitar and mandolin
Karlin Love, clarinet and bass clarinet
Jennie MacDonald, flute and piccolo
Ron Nagorcka, keyboards and didjeridu

Recorded at ABC Classic FM Tasmania
Nov. 1, 2004

(This work was premiered in 2001 by the Downtown Ensemble, NYC (Dan Goode, clarinets, Margaret Lancaster, flute, Peter Zummo, trombone, LP and RN).)