Voicing: SATB unaccompanied
Duration: 3' 00"
A setting (in English) of an 8th century Japanese poem by Lady Heguri. Pentatonic harmonies and a haunting melody make this an arresting concert piece.
A thousand years you said,
as our hearts melted.
I look at the hand that you held
And the ache is hard to bear.
A moving-score video (with electronic choir sounds) is available. Select the last image above.
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