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Shell Song Cycle

for soprano and piano

Year:  1986

Year:  1986

Composer:   Leonie Holmes

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Sample Score

Sample: first two pages of "Spring" and "Shell"; first page of "Beach"

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This cycle was composed and first performed in Nelson in 1986. The poems all have in common some sense of the passing of time and the beauty and reality of the moment. It is written in a simple style which aims to convey this sense of time versus timelessness, with the piano and voice sharing equal prominence.

Contents note

I. Spring
II. Beach
III. Shell

Text note

Original Japanese text by Shinkichi Takahashi (translated by Lucien Stryk)