Falling Petals

By Linda Dalgliesh

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Flute, Clarinet, Oboe and Bassoon, c.5:45

This piece uses various devices such as the musical round, harmonised arpeggios of diminished sevenths, and variations on pentatonic scales. It was inspired by the memory of sitting in a secluded bower by a pond, watching sakura (cherry) petals drift down onto dark water. The first half alludes to minor-key Japanese folksongs such as "Sakura Sakura" and "Tōryanse". In the second half, the lifts towards a major tonality and aspirations of hope. 
Composed 2016

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ISMN 9790720172903

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