Flare for orchestra based on poetry by Mary Oliver
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“Flare for orchestra based on poetry by Mary Oliver” is a three-movement work based on the poem “Flare,” by Mary Oliver. In “Flare,” the emotional and expressive content of the poetry is captured in the programmatic narrative of the music. Oliver’s poem also influences structural elements of the music. Another important feature of the music is the use of a dialectic approach to the many contrasting aspects of the poetry. The goal of “Flare” is to infuse numerous elements of the poetry into the music programmatically and structurally to create a shared creative experience of both the music and poetry.