Lavender for Hanna
for solo piano (2008)
duration: 2’
GRT • 136

Youtube
lavender-vid

recording available
Satellite Mapping
Complete works for solo piano (1989–2014)
Amir Farid
Move Records, MD3402, 2016

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
Hanna Greenbaum was born at 10:20am on 27 December 2007. As I did when her brother Aksel was born, I took her up to the hospital nursery and sang to her, the song in question this time being Lavender’s Blue. The miniature which follows was written around a week after her birth and is a relatively free series of variations with octave displacements leading to a more overt blues–influenced statement of the theme.