FLORALS was written for Soprano Elizabeth McDonald in the fall of 2009 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.
Double-Red Daisies: the antics of a jealous gardener Poetry: Robert Graves
Fire-Flowers: grief and joyous rebirth Poetry: E. Pauline Johnson
The Daisy: a hypnotic miniature Poetry: Rennell Rodd
Wild Asters: written in Ediburgh, so an interesting mix of Canadian and Scottish landscape Poetry: Marjorie Pickthall
Flowering: a tango of betrayal Poetry: Carla Hartsfield