New Song Cycle: Florals for Medium/High Voice & Piano
Florals was written for Soprano Elizabeth McDonald while I was away with my husband in Cambridge, UK. Thanks to a keyboard donation from a London astronomer and Elizabeth’s e-mail comments, encouragements and careful warnings, I was off and running. Flowering, a tango of betrayal by my friend, poet and pianist Carla Hartsfield, Fire-Flowers, grief and joyous rebirth, Wild Asters, finished in Edinburgh – so an interesting mix of Canadian and Scottish landscape!, the crazy antics of a jealous gardener in Double-Red Daisies, poetry by Rennell Rodd and a miniature – The Daisy by poet Marjorie Pickthall. You can hear Fire-flowers and Flowering below.