Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective
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Album review: Where Song Began/ Bowerbird Collective

First, there was birdsong. Then, as humans began to generate music, birdsong became a source of thematic material from as early as Janequin’s four-part chanson Le chant des oiseaux (c1559). As music evolved, composers described birds in music and replicated their sounds; birds have been an inspiration in madrigals and folk songs and in the…