Each Tree in the Trees of the Mid-Atlantic looks at a native
tree in a different way. All of the Tree compositions, naturally,
must abstract and rarify impressions received from the
natural world into an almost alien world of tones.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, approached the same problem of
describing the natural marvel of a tree, with as little
expectation of success, and his words are quoted on the
cover of the score: "...but if I could understand what you are,
root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is."
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