- 1. A Spider sewed at Night
- 2. A Clock stopped–Not the Mantel’s
- 3. Exultation is the going
- 4. The Robin is a Gabriel
- 5. After great pain, a formal feeling comes
- 6. The Leaves like Women interchange
- 7. A Day! Help! Help! Another Day!
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
- Latin-American Foundation for Contemporary Music, University of Puerto Rico
Jayne Rosenfeld, flute and Evelyn Crochet, piano
||To Jayn Rosenfeld
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||flute and piano
Emily’s Images was inspired by reading through an index of first lines of poems by Emily Dickinson. Each short movement is based on the first line of a poem. Fine explains that the musical form is a series of free variations with no overtly stated theme; the musical ideas themselves are the subject of the variation processes. Many subtle and surprising connections exist among the movements. As an example, the notes of “The Robin is a Gabriel” (the lone movement for solo flute) are a rhythmically transposed version of “A Spider sewed at Night” beginning in the second bar. The canon between piano and flute in “The Leaves like Women interchange” employs those same notes in yet another rhythmic and octave transposition.
- —Liner notes from “The Sky’s the Limit” Crystal Records CD317