Murasame (The Mists of Evening) composed by Victor C. Johnson. For 2-part voices and piano (with optional rain stick, chime tree). New Horizons Series. Concert, Multicultural. Octavo. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2774H).
This gentle setting of a Japanese text captures the mystery and flavor of ancient Japan and frames the middle section, which is in English. Haunting melodies and simple harmonies are complemented by the addition of optional chime tree and rain stick for a distinctly Asian mood. A pronunciation and translation guide is included.