New Song Cycle: Florals for Medium/High Voice & Piano

FloraFloralsCoverls 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.

      Flowering - M.H. Duncan

 

      Fire-FLowers - M.H. Duncan