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Musical Inspiration

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Have you ever watched a baby bird peck its way out of its shell? The determination to break through is astounding. Now imagine two famous composers writing and orchestrating a piece that reflects that desire to be born.

Inspired by a talented friend's painting called, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks, Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky wrote a piano piece as part of his famous work "Pictures at an Exhibition."
The composition was later orchestrated by Maurice Ravel.

Listen as instrumental ;colors; from the orchestra enhance the pecking rhythms, the scurrying tempos, high pitched peeping sounds, and the baby bird's eventual freedom.

You can watch real baby birds hatching at by following this link at the BirdNote page.