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Six Japanese Songs
By John Craton

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Voice and piano Soprano voice, piano - Advanced
Composed by John Craton. Vocal music. A cycle of six atonal songs with English translations of Japanese poems. Avant-garde. Sheet music. Duration 16 minutes. Wolfhead Music #WM702. Published by Wolfhead Music (WF.WM702).

Item Number: WF.WM702

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 composer's 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 listener's consciousness.

  • Asuka (Text by: Akahito)  Performed by John Craton
  • Two Butterflies (Text by: Basho)  Performed by John Craton
  • Waiting (Text by: Akazome Emon)  Performed by John Craton
  • Young Frogs (Text by: Buson)  Performed by John Craton
  • Sadness (Text by: Imozeni)  Performed by John Craton

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