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Blue Work


evening rode tenderly

for piccolo/alto flute and accordion

Year:  2009   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2009
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Juliet Palmer

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Sample: Page 1 and 2, 6 and 7

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About

evening rode tenderly combines and reconfigures the melodies of eight folk songs from New Brunswick. I love to sing these songs, seduced by their intricate ornamentation, tendrils of melody unfurling and doubling back on themselves. The singer is leaving home, heading off on a journey — roving, walking or maybe riding. It’s early summer, fair and pleasant. The journey begins at the time between dark and light. In composing the piece I included a stripped down choreography — fragments of a folk dance which subtly shifts the relationship between the two performers.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by Joseph Petric & Danièle Bourget in 2009 with funds from the Canada Council for the Arts


Performance history

02 Aug 2010: Performed by Joseph Petric (accordion) and Sara Traficante (flute) at St Brigid's Cultural Centre in Ottawa, Canada