directing the passions

Welcome to muse echo where I write about the creative process, works I've composed and what I was thinking, or about works in progress and so on. 

The composition for solo oboe "Crocus" from the 100 Flower Series, published in "Arc en Ciel" is an expression of courage and hope.

I feel great inspiration from the book of life as expressed in the natural world and the crocus is such a pure form of invincible inspiration. The fragile, gentle, and tough, unstoppable little flower that makes it through the frozen ground to hail the first sun of Spring!

AH! A wonderful reminder to us all.