Henri Kling's Two Little Finches. Arranged for 2 solo Piccolos and Flute ensemble.
This piece is a light hearted dance-like composition that features a solo pair of Piccolos. After some introductory fanfares and 'Horn call' passages, the two soloists enter with a bird song like cadenza passage featuring calls and responses between them. This then leads into the main section of the piece, a jovial polka with the two soloists in rhythmic unison on top of the texture. Various bird-song features are included, simple repeating melodies in thirds, rapid repeated articulations of the same note, and flowing arpeggios. A great piece to feature the Piccolo!