From Lisa Neher’s website where you can sample and buy the recording:
seedling was written as a gift for my Grandpa Bernie Harvey in honor of his 80th birthday. He was an avid gardener of corn, pumpkin, roses, apples, and all manner of growing things and a quiet and thoughtful listener. All things that grow sprouted and thrived under his loving care.
branches, a companion movement, was commissioned by Third Angle New Music as a birthday gift to Ronni Lacroute. Ronni is an amazing force of philanthropy and support of the arts in Portland. Her energetic, joyful spirit and enormous generosity inspires everyone she touches with her wide-reaching arms.