Left to right: John McDonld, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Elizaneth, Martin Max Schreiner, Jeannette Chechile, Jeffery Shivers. Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan
Taken after the March 10th concert in Distler Hall, Tufts Uiversity, with fellow performer Aaron Larget-Capllan, and composers John McDonald, Martin Max Schreiner, Jeannette Chechile, and Jeffery Shivers.
Photo: Catherine Larget-Caplan
Elizabeth plays Koku (The Sky) during the concert at Distler Hall.
Karl Jenkins, Composer
First Church of Belmont UU, MA. Directed by Alfa Joy Radford, Minister of Music and Organist
This piece by Karl Jenkins, a contemporary Welsh composer, features a chorus which sings in Latin and Japanese, and juxtaposes and overlaps psalms with haiku; the chords and overtones are eerie, unexpected and exquisite. The shakuhachi plays over and through the lyrics and orchestration.
Gozan: “The snow of yesterday that fell like cherry blossoms is water once again”
Issho: “From deep in my heart how beautiful are the snow clouds in the west”‘
Hokusai: “Now as a spirit I shall roam the summer fields”
Kaga no Chiyo: “Having seen the moon even I take leave of this life with a blessing”
Banzan: “Farewell, I pass as all things do like dew on the grass”
Check out this video with the composer:
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