Japan Songs was originally conceived as a song cycle for Voice, Shakuhachi & Piano Trio. In 2019, Kyo-Shin-An Arts asked six beloved composers to each write one song. All six said yes, the premiere was scheduled, and the journey began. When the first rehearsal at long last arrived, in November 2020, we realized we had not commissioned a song cycle but rather a collection of independent gems. Each song captures the personality and style of its creator as well as the deep emotional impact of the pandemic during which it was written.
1. Autumn Mountains by Victoria Bond
2. Eight Thousand Spears by Paul Moravec
3. Not A Trace by James Matheson
4. Praying for Love by Aleksandra Vrebalov
5. In the blink of an eye… by Jay Reise
6. Tree of Pearls by Douglas J. Cuomo
Japan Songs can be performed separately, together, and in any order, either as chamber music with piano trio and shakuhachi or in the piano-vocal version. Performers are also welcome to substitute flute for the shakuhachi. Scores and parts for the Piano Trio and Shakuhachi versions are available separately.
Instrumentation: Voice & Piano
Published by: Subito Music Publishing
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