Again Wild Spring
18 minutes | 2000
Score 70 pages
"Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always wild!"
"The gravel paths must lie unstained, ordered, methodical, without knowledge of the realities of life, nor of that slow and beautiful decay which flings crowns underfoot to star the earth with fallen glories, whence, as the cycle rolls, will leap again wild spring."
John Galsworthy: "The Man of Property", 1906
Scored in one movement for wind ensemble with a large percussion section, this FAST-SLOW-FAST piece has a coda that reprises some of the slow material. The faster sections are rhythmically complex and animated.