Per Nørgård: Light Of A Night (Piano Solo)
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“Light of a Night (Paul meets bird)” was commissioned by pianist Aki Takahashi. It is a “reworked” arrangement for piano of the Beatles song ”Blackbird”. As some of us will recall, the Beatles on “The White Album” let the beautiful song to the blackbird be accompanied by an (apparently) live blackbird song. It is this authentic bird-motif world that in “Light of a Night” weaves itself into the Beatles melody and in turn is gradually infected by it, so that a completely new third entity ensues: a kind of Bird-rock ballad (or maybe it is a Beatle-bird?)
Light Of A Night is part of "Animals in Concert":
1. A Tortoise´s Tango (1984) – dur.: 4´
2. Light of a Night – Paul meets bird (1989) - dur.: 6´
3. Hermit Crab Tango – Esperanza (1997) - dur.: 5´
The pieces can be performed together or one by one.