Rosorna (The Roses) is a musical mediation on the life cycle, composed late 2008 and early 2009. At the time I was living in Visby, Sweden. The music was inspired by the rose bushes growing outside my door.
Indications in the score describe the structure and character of this musical life cycle: bud, bloom, wither.
premiere: Grand Forks Symphony musicians (Grand Forks, ND), November 14 2009
additional performances: Freya String Quartet (Pittsburgh, PA), October 2013