Title

Two Haikus for Men’s Chorus

Lead Author Major

Composition

Format

Composer's Club Concerts

Faculty Mentor Name

Francois Rose

Faculty Mentor Department

Conservatory of Music

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Robert Coburn

Abstract/Artist Statement

Sick on my journey
Only my dreams will wander
These desolate moors
A weathered skeleton
In windy fields of memory
Piercing like a knife
Before composing this piece, I decided that I wanted to use a haiku for the text. I was reading the haikus of a couple of different poets and I came upon these two haikus by Matsuo Basho. I found them quite dark, but also hauntingly beautiful, and this piece is all about trying to capture that haunting beauty and serenity within darkness, and to illustrate it musically. I thought that the two haikus flowed together quite well and decided to use both of them together in my piece.

Location

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Start Date

24-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2013 3:30 PM

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Two Haikus for Men’s Chorus

Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Sick on my journey
Only my dreams will wander
These desolate moors
A weathered skeleton
In windy fields of memory
Piercing like a knife
Before composing this piece, I decided that I wanted to use a haiku for the text. I was reading the haikus of a couple of different poets and I came upon these two haikus by Matsuo Basho. I found them quite dark, but also hauntingly beautiful, and this piece is all about trying to capture that haunting beauty and serenity within darkness, and to illustrate it musically. I thought that the two haikus flowed together quite well and decided to use both of them together in my piece.