Wergeland's Flower

for clarinet and piano

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Testify, old Tree, who I have worshipped, and those buds I counted every Spring more eagerly than pearls!

Henrik Wergeland (1808 - 1845) To The Spring


My friends Shirley Brill and Jonathan Aner commissioned Wergeland’s Flower in 2008 for a concert in Norway, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Norway's national poet, Henrik Wergeland. The "flower" in the work's title has to do with the organically unfolding sense of the overall form. It is also the title of the last movement, where the simple, quasi-Norwegian scherzo tune of the clarinet finally abandons the complexity and fugal games and imitations of the piano.




clarinet and piano

October 12, 2008

Kristiandsand Hall, Norway

Shirley Brill – clarinet,

Jonathan Aner - piano

Commissioned by Brillaner Duo (2008)

With support from Aviad Ivri and the Israeli Embassy in Norway

Wergeland's Flower | Gardermoen Congress Centre (2009)

Brillaner Duo

4:12 min, excerpt

Wergeland's Flower | Goethe Institute (2009)

Brillaner Duo

10:01 min, full version

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