Albatross in Flight

by Anthony Ritchie, overture for orchestra, Opus 72

A short orchestral fanfare, describing the flight of the albatross, a famous resident of Dunedin Peninsula. It is light and frothy, and good for the opening of a concert.

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Albatross in Flight for orchestra has been recorded by the NZ Symphony Orchestra and released on film by SOUNZ (The Centre for New Zealand Music). This lively short piece captures the movements of this most graceful of Kiwi flyers.