Composed by Marilyn Bliss (1994, rev.)
For Piccolo and Piano
Published by American Composers Edition
Includes score and piccolo part
Rima for piccolo and piano is based on a character from William Henry Hudson's 1904 novel Green Mansions. Set in the Amazon, Green Mansions features the character of a girl-creature of the forest who communicates in a bird-like language. In Rima the piccolo portrays the character during the course of a day, from the first stirrings of dawn, through the animation of midday, to the bittersweet quiet of dusk. Rima was commissioned and premiered by the Piccolo Committee of the National Flute Association, with funding underwritten by Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. The first performance took place at the 17th annual National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans on August 18, 1989, with Zart Dombourian-Eby, piccolo, and Melody Lord, piano. This publication is the revised second edition of the work.