- for chamber quintet
- 08' 00"
- soprano, bass clarinet, viola, accordion, timp and vibes (1 percussion)
|Score (1051k)||Pages 17-20||© Juliet Palmer|
“The systems they learn are nothing but skeletons to them…” – John Ruskin Arrows of the Chace (1880)
Ruskin’s words suggest that rigorous formulae, valuable as a starting point, may be overwhelmed by the vigor of life itself. bone-flower takes its name from a dialect word for daisy, a humble bright flower growing on the bones of the dead. Soon we’ll all be pushing up the daisies.
|06 Mar 1996||
Performed by Princeton Composers Ensemble