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Where Amaranths Bloom
Seeded by bco on 7 Oct 2018
Author: Michael Hopkins
This is a simple and beautiful lyric piece in A minor. I composed this piece in memory of my father’s passing in 2015. The premiere performance was in March 2016 by the Huron High School Concert Orchestra, Tim Krohn, director. This is an audio recording of the premiere performance set to the poems and some amaranth images. To purchase the sheet music for this piece please visit: The amaranth flower has been used as a symbol of immortality and the afterlife since the time of Ancient Greece. As I wrote the piece I was inspired by excerpts from two poems: from John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667) “Immortal amarant, a flower which once In paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom; but soon for man's offence To heaven removed, where first it grew, there grows, And flowers aloft, shading the fount of life, And where the river of bliss through midst of heaven Rolls o'er elysian flowers her amber stream: With these that never fade the spirits