Includes score and CD recording by Megumi Fujita.
Papaver Rhoeas is the Latin name for the poppy which is the symbol for the remembrance of conflicts and wars, and in particular World War One. A feature of the First World War poppy is that it has four petals, and so I have created four short variations, movements 1, 2, 4, and 5. For these pieces, I had in my mind the image of youth, anger, reflection and release, the latter being the exhilaration, if any, of surviving. But fundamental to Variations on Papaver Rhoeas is the more substantial third movement, a symbol of the central black core of the flower.