• Kirke Mechem
  • The Jayhawk, Overture to a Mythical Comedy, Op. 43

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 3232/4331/timp.2perc/pf/str
  • 8 min

Programme Note

Composer Note:

The Jayhawk is a mythical bird which has come to be identified with Kansas and Kansans. Most of his legendary adventures are practical jokes, but he has also been depicted as a martial guardian of the range with miraculous qualities of transformation and disguise.

—Kirke Mechem


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