In her lifetime Emily Dickinson was better known as a gardener than as a poet. To Susan Dickinson, a “Love of flowers” was her sister-in-law Emily’s primary attribute. Susan was one of a tiny handful that knew Emily intimately. Only when Emily’s poems were posthumously published did others discover that the reclusive ”Myth of Amherst” had vast knowledge of human heart. My piece “Blossom Music” seeks to capture this hidden intensity of feeling in two of Dickinson’s flower poems.
Instrumentation: soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion
Duration: 6 minutes
Premiere: 18 June 2017 by Felicia Chen, Stefanie Proulx, Emily Mehigh, Corey Denham, Charlene Kluegel, and Kristopher Duke
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