In Reginald’s Garden – Sheet MusicView Rosie Clements's Full Store
In Reginald’s Garden is inspired by the life of horticulturalist Reginald Cory and his family who resided at Dyffryn House and Gardens in Wales from 1891. Reginald went on many plant-hunting exhibitions and funded many others and it is these trips and expeditions which gave Dyffryn Gardens it’s spectacular flora and fauna. This piece uses descriptions of flowers from the book Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland to reflect the scientific nature of these expeditions. Lily of the Valley and Yellow Whitlow Grass are featured heavily in this piece because of their connections to Dyffryn; Dyffryn is the Welsh word for valley as well as the name of the house, and Yellow Whitlow Grass is the county flower of the Vale of Glamorgan where Dyffryn lies.
This work was developed for Spectrum Singers as part of the Adopt a Composer scheme, funded by the PRS for Music Foundation and the Philip and Dorothy Green Music Trust, and run by Making Music, in partnership with Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.
Text from Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland by Marjorie Blamey, Richard Fitter and Alastair Fitter, by permission from Domino Books Ltd.
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