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Us, Sunflowers, turning towards each other (score & parts) - BSN/VLA

Composer: Leventhal, Amy

Publisher: ALV (Leventhal)

Edition: 57636


Us, Sunflowers, turning towards each other
for bassoon and viola
by Amy Leventhal (b. 1956) - American composer
I. Us, Sunflowers, turning towards each other
II. Winged Creatures Flying in My Garden
III. Through the Rough Finding Comfort
From the composer:
This piece describes my friendship with three women: Amy Dorfman, Pat Gunter, and Stephanie Marlin, who live in Nashville, TN. I met each of these women when we were students at Indiana University. They all ended up living in Nashville and I in Atlanta. They each have become close friends. Their friendship with me is life-sustaining. I wrote this piece for Pat and me to play together. I think of my friends and I as life-filled sunflowers turning towards each other, as flowers do towards the sun, for nourishment, and this idea inspires the first movement. 
The second movement is inspired by our garden and all that moves in them along with wanting to compose a peppy, virtuosic piece. The last movement tells of difficult times in life that we all experience as we age and of the deep comfort friendship brings.

Duration: 7:24