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Fictitious Hum

2007
for flute, clarinet, piano and string quartet
to Prague Philharmonia Ensemble
Commission of Deutschlandfunk und Philharmonie Essen

durata » 12'

first performance » 15. 6. 2007, Essen: Prague Philharmonia Ensemble



Like Some Old fashioned Miracle
When Summertime is done --
Seems Summer's Recollection
And the Affairs of June

As infinite Tradition
As Cinderella's Bays --
Or Little John -- of Lincoln Green --
Or Blue Beard's Galleries --

Her Bees have a fictitious Hum --
Her Blossoms, like a Dream --
Elate us -- till we almost weep --
So plausible -- they seem --

Her Memories like Strains -- Review --
When Orchestra is dumb --
The Violin in Baize replaced --
And Ear -- and Heaven -- numb --

(Emily Dickinson)