Maria Grenfell

Welcome to the website of Maria Grenfell, composer. 


Di Primavera (1998, rev. 2001) for guitar and marimba was inspired by a trip to Italy, an astonishing place that overflows with artistry in every aspect of its culture.  Di Primavera (“of Spring”) is reminiscent of warm spring breezes inviting a late afternoon thunderstorm in the Tuscan hills, the lusciousness of Botticelli’s painting “Primavera,” and echoes of a melodic idea derived from Monteverdi's fourth book of madrigals.

Di Primavera is featured on David Malone's recording of Tasmanian guitar music, Fretsongs.