John Craton
Bag o’ Tails: A menagerie of (almost) 10 bagatelles for piano and unbreakable Native American medicine rattle. For solo piano and, as the subtitle indicates, a Native American medicine rattle which accompanies the right hand on piano in “The Lizard.” A set of (almost) ten humorous solos (the almost referring to the movement titled “The Manx,” which consists of nothing but rests due to the fact that the Manx has no tail), the movements include — in addition to the two already mentioned — musical caricatures of the duckling, the squirrel, the armadillo, the ’possum, the mouse, the echidna, the penguin, and the Tasmanian devil.

Pages: 51 pp., 8½” x 11”
Level: Moderate to Advanced
Performance Time: Individually app. 1� to 5 min.; Total app. 30 min.

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