Six Japanese Songs for Soprano & Piano. This cycle utilizes short Japanese texts translated into English. The work is composed in a near avant-garde style that is something of a departure from the composers more typical English pastoralism. In what might be termed neo-impressionism, these works are almost onomatopoeic, representnig a form of nature music which seeks to capture the essence of the haiku short, fleeting images impressed upon the listeners consciousness. The work is dedicated to Arlette de Leeuw.
Pages: 16 pp., 8½ x 11
Performance Time: App. 16 min.
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