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A Thousand Years (Inspection copy)

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 Thousand Years (Inspection copy)

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