In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya)
2-part voices and piano (with optional finger cymbals)
Composed by Ruth Morris Gray. New Horizons Series. Concert. Octavo. Heritage Music Press #15/2392H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.15-2392H).
Item Number: LO.15-2392H
This gentle setting of a traditional Japanese poem captures the mystery of ancient Japan, with its haunting melody and simple harmonies. The Japanese text alternating with the English translation is easy to learn and evokes images of ages past. Included are both a pronunciation and translation guide. The finger cymbals compliment the distinctly Asian flavor of this piece, featuring open fourths and fifths.