Hens and Chicks (Or Easter-ish Classical Music)

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In the spirit of Easter being tomorrow and spring coming (although if you live in the midwest you’d never know it), behold! Classical music inspired by chicks and hens. Is this a poorly-veiled excuse to share some of my favorite music ever? I’ll leave that for you to decide.

1) Hens and Cockerels from “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns

https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5ur8eA3hHD2xC8UMEXKDc1

 

2) Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from “Pictures at an Exhibition”

https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:6vbjbDunJDJLot3rhHB0Lx

 

3) The Hut on Chicken’s Legs…also from “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Okay so maybe this one is cheating a little bit because it’s about Baba Yaga and her hut on chicken legs. But it has chickens in it and I love this piece so much so I’m including it here. Sue me.

https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:4Eev1NK5U0fm4ZADOu9KKq

 

4) Catalog of Birds by Olivier Messiaen

While I’m cheating, might as well cheat hardcore. I’ll pull a Macbeth and say there’s no turning back now. So Olivier Messiaen also wrote some *cough cough* very different pieces about birds in general. But instead of nice, Easter-y chicks think more creepy birds heralding the impending arrival of a supernatural apocalypse. You’re welcome.

https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3kIwZERteOiW067iLn8GYj

I hope you enjoyed some of this music, but I especially hope that you have a wonderful Easter in celebration of what God has done!

You might also like: If Literary Characters Had Favorite Holidays and Classical Music Stories: The Great Gatsby and Debussy

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