“The World Colored by Snow,” Brandon Nelson (satb choir)
A gentle mountain snowfall…an icy midnight sojourn…the simple, quiet joy of first snow…
I found the perfect voice for the feelings and scenes of winter I wanted to convey in the tiny verses known as haiku. I’ve always loved haiku. I admire the expressive power that the skilled poet can wring out of such bare economic means. A scene, painted so poignantly, so vividly—an essence, a sigh, a quick, visceral sketch to capture the deceptively-simple drama of nature revealing itself. They are epigrams of life.
I hope these little morsels of music and words fill you with the essence of the winter season and that I’ve been able to impart some of the enthusiasm and admiration I feel for this wonderful aspect of Japanese culture.
(complete details in the program notes)
SATB choir with piano
US$2.50 (PDF score – you may produce as many copies as the quantity you indicate on the purchase page)
(Recording coming in January!)
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