lîla’s song for winnie-the-pooh
This is a solo piano piece based on a tune by Reddy’s daughter, Lîla, that was in turn inspired by A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. It was released in 1996 as track 7 of Reddy’s second CD, Rough ‘n Reddy. The other six tracks on the CD are get up and go!, the gravy train, ubunene ngamandla, vrede vanaand, namibia, and sweet suite. In the Surendran Reddy Archive there is a printout of the song as sung by Lîla, who was 4 years old when she composed it. Reddy also played the piece with his band Channel 18 in the early 1990s.
There is no notated score, because Reddy recorded the music directly in the studio, but the track and the CD liner notes can be downloaded free at checkout.