WATERFALLS and WILD BIRDS (or, Cataracts and Calling Birds), Op.29
Virtuoso Character Study – Concert Overture, Interlude or Encore for Pianoforte
"A STYLISED PORTRAIT IN SOUND" (of running, splashing and crashing waterfalls and rills, combined with bird calls)
"Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget … The weariness, the fever, and the fret …
Adieu! adieu! thy plaintive anthem fades … Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music—Do I wake or sleep?”
Let not their Songs fall silent.
1. ca.9 to 10 mins. straight through [as here];
2. ca.13 mins. with the final del segno repeat;
3. ca.19-20 minutes fully repeated;
4. ca.22+ minutes with the full and del segno repeats.