The Secret Lives of Tadpoles

Duration: 7:00
Instrumentation: Flute, Bb Clarinet
Premiere: December 15, 2018, Collar Works, Troy, NY
Premiere performer: Roberta Michel (flute); Carlos Cordeiro (clarinet)
Publisher: A-Town Publications (ASCAP)

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Interesting Facts About Tadpoles:

A tadpole is also called a pollywog.
Frog tadpoles grow into frogs and toad tadpoles grow into toads.
Transformation can take anywhere from six weeks to three years.
Tadpoles store food in their tails, then absorb their tails into their bodies in exchange for legs.
Fossil tadpoles have been found.
—Erin Rogers (2018)