Monday, October 15, 2007

Playlist for Chickens

Patty has challenged me to come up with a good playlist for egg-layers. I'll go with:

1. Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Get the hens all strutting about the power of birds, especially if they are more familiar with the Fantasia 2000 version than the ballet version. Laying waste to acres of forest is more empowering than being kidnapped by a sorcerer.

2. "Blackbird Variations" by Robert Dennis, performed by the American Brass Quintet on New American Brass.

3. "The Birds Will Still Be Singing" from Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet's collaboration, The Juliet Letters.

4. Anything performed by eighth blackbird.

5. Maybe Spring and Summer from the various 4 seasons works by Vivaldi, Piazzola, etc.

6. Likewise Copland's Appalachian Spring.

7. And Crumb's Music for A Summer Evening.

8. And Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet by Samuel Barber.

9. Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, "Pastoral."

10. Chabrier's Suite Pastorale.

I deliberately stuck with only classical music, based on the article's findings. What other music will make the hens lay more eggs?


Anonymous said...

Wow, you're quick!

I'm guessing you deliberately left Pictures at an Exhibition off your list because we don't want chicks hatching from those eggs ...? :-)

Scott said...

To be honest, I hadn't even thought of that one. But that would be good!