This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku300 – four, five, nine years
four, five, nine years
always the first to bloom…
The haiku was by Kobayashi Issa: his poems were often lively and humorous, despite his life was marked by sorrow.
Always The First To Bloom was written for Oboe, Clarinet, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.