Zahrat Alearear

The following inscription is found at the head of the score:
The word Zahrat Alearear translates to Juniper Flower. The Juniper tree is likely best known for swirling trunks, dense bush-like branches, meaty and spined leaves, and its fragrance. It has often been used in the concoction of liquors and perfumes, as well as serving a ceremonial purification purpose when burned. However, it is also the bearer of small flowers with starkly pointed petals.

Zahrat Alearear was composed for Ensemble Dal Niente as part of their 2021 residency at the University of Iowa.


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