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for contralto and piano

Year:  1993   ·  Duration:  1m
Instrumentation:  can be sung by mezzo-soprano

Year:  1993
Duration:  1m
Instrumentation  can be sung by mezzo-soprano

Composer:   Denise Hulford

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-2.

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Whilst studying at Goldsmith College, University of London, I began to enjoy Japanese Haiku. The book "The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse" made a very strong impression and as a result I wrote the music for a very short song entitled Alone. The words of the poem are so simple and charming:

The cranes call
As they cross to the reeds,
Faint and helpless,
Now I lie alone.
And yet there is a hint of sadness...

Contents note

one song

Text note

Text from Tajihi in "The Penguin Book of Japanese Verse"