There are many geese and other more exotic species
including the occasional ring-necked pheasant or red-tailed hawk. The
latter are most likely offspring of the famous couple, known as "Pale
Male" and "Lola", that live on a building on 5th Avenue which adjoins
This piece represents a lazy, languid and humid summer day in July or
August. Actual birdcalls are heard as well as orchestral instruments
imitating them later in the piece.