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bone-flower

for chamber quintet

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  8m
Instrumentation:  soprano, bass clarinet, viola, accordion, timp and vibes (1 percussion)

Year:  1996
Duration:  8m
Instrumentation  soprano, bass clarinet, vio...

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 17-20

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About

"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.


Performance history

06 Mar 1996: Performed by Princeton Composers Ensemble

Performed by Dana Hanchard (soprano); Michael Lowenstern (bass clarinet); Mark Zaki (viola); Guy Klucevsek (accordion); Danny Tunick (percussion) in March 1996