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Animal Ditties VI

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Anthony Plog

Anthony Plog

Subtitle: For Woodwind Quintet and Narrator

General Info

Year: 1993
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Bim
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – CHF41.00


1. The Kangaroo – 1:05
2. The Canary – 1:00
3. The Fly – 0:40
4. The Ostrich – 0:50
5. The Guppies – 1:30


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A compilation piece consisting of five movements, each movement having its own character based on the animal it is titled after. Plog has transformed the ensemble into a programmatic raconteur. The five-movement composition, based on the poetry of Ogden Nash, with poetic interpolations, is a series of zoological impressions in musical tone. The characters include a kangaroo, canary, the fly, an ostrich, and guppies. A silly and youthful air makes this a fantastic piece for children of all ages.

- Program Note by Debra Traficante

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Kennesaw (Ga.) State University Wind Symphony (Debra Traficante, conductor; Nicholas Massaroni, narrator) - 7 October 2020

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Anthony Plog website Accessed 12 September 2020
  • Perusal score
  • Plog, A. (1993). Animal ditties VI : 1993 : for woodwind quintet & narrator = pour quintette à vent et récitant : flute, oboe, clarinet in B♭, horn, & bassoon [score]. Editions Bim: Bulle, Swit.