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After a while only the green of the grass is left

for flute

Year:  2007   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2007
Duration:  5m

Ben Hoadley

Composer:   Ben Hoadley

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This short work for solo flute was written in 2007 and is dedicated to my Grandmother, Mary Kingma (1917 – 2005). It was inspired by (but is not necessarily a direct depiction of) part of a poem that she wrote (published by New Zealand Art Press in the anthology New Beginnings in 1986), the last line of which I have used as the title.

They are waiting for me, the sparrows.
And so I throw the crumbs and watch.
So busy, so quick, so hungry.
After a while only the green of the grass is left.

Ben Hoadley

Dedication note

Dedicated to Mary Kingma

Performance history

26 Sep 2007: Performed by Ingrid Culliford (flute) at the Gallagher Concert Chamber, University of Waikato, Hamilton

09 Oct 2008: Luca Manghi at St Pauls

16 Mar 2010: New Zealand Music for Woodwinds

02 Sep 2010: Performed by Luca Manghi at All Saints Church, in Auckland

03 Nov 2011: Performed by Esther Prendergast (flute) at the Gallagher Concert Chamber in Hamilton

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