“Here Take This Lovely Flower” by Frank Ticheli (1958)
Conducted by Diana Roti
Diana Rotiis originally from Hometown, Illinois where she grew up playing the piano and flute. Ms. Roti is currently in her third year at VanderCook College of Music where she is working towards her Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree. She is a piano major and plays flute in the Symphonic Band. Outside of VanderCook, she teaches private piano lessons at Ortigara’s Musicville. After graduation, Ms. Roti wished to teach elementary or middle school band or general music while continuing to teach piano lessons.
“Here Take This Lovely Flower” by Frank Ticheli “is based off of a Shaker lullaby. The text of the lullaby is as follows:
“Here take this lovely flower, thy mother sent to thee,
Cull’d from her lovely bower, of sweet simplicity.
O place it near thy bosom, and keep it pure and bright.
For in such lovely flowers, the angels take delight.”