for solo violin (2018)
duration: 2’
GRT • 206


CD available
From Earth to Sky
Marianne Rothschild
Salisbury Records, SR 171119, 2020

score available from
Australian Music Centre

program note
This short violin solo was composed in memory of Dorothy Kathleen Greenbaum (Brusey): 12 February 1929 – 13 November 2018.

Dearly loved wife of Geoff, mother of Penny, Jenny and Anne-Louise, Sarah-Kate and James. Stepmother of Jamie, Anne and Stuart. Grandmother of Ben, James, Tim, Lucy, Jim, Nick, Kate, Sarah-Louise, Tom, Georgie, Emily, Charlotte, Iyra, Ezra and Sacha, Megan, Oliver, Aksel and Hanna. Great grandmother of Emily, Olivia and Khalifa.

Fondly known as Doff, she was a keen horticulturalist and environmentalist. One of her favourite plants was a Gardenia shrub, given by a friend. It has very lovely, very scented white flowers.

The collection closes, as it opened, with an item, by Stuart Greenbaum, a melody of Quaker like simplicity. Gardenia could be a hymn-tune, it is certainly a peon to life, to love and to musical abundance.”
Philip Pogson, Music Trust, March 2022