Summer Nightfall

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku263 – summer nightfall

     summer nightfall
     the sky slowly regains
     its colours

This is a haiku by Vessislava Savova. She has published four books so far, and her works have been included in many Bulgarian and international anthologies. Vessislava’s awarded and honourable mentioned writings have been published in international magazines in nine languages.

The Summer Nightfall was written for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Violin, Viola and Cello.

Summer Nightfall http://bit.ly/2W0duhm
Summer Nightfall – Score http://bit.ly/2RwBQAS

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The Reef’s Silence

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku262 – the reef’s silence . . .

     the reef’s silence . . .
     sea fans brighten, darken
     with the current

This is a haiku by Bruce Ross: poet, editor, professor and past president of the Haiku Society of America.

The Reef’s Silence was written for Piccolo, Flute, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Vibraphone and Cello.

The Reef’s Silence
The Reef’s Silence – Score

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Mountain Village

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku261 – mountain village.

     mountain village
     the endless solitude
     of a lark’s song

This is a haiku by Iliyana Stoyanova, who has a PhD in Theology. She is the Living Legacies Editor at the Living Haiku Anthology, Communications Officer and BHS Awards Administrator at the British Haiku Society, Secretary of the United Haiku and Tanka Society, and also a member of Haiku Club-Plovdiv and The London Haiku Group. Her first book Ostrovityansko Haiku (Shimajin Haiku) was published in Bulgaria in 2010.

Her haiku and other poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies, and won several international awards. Iliyana enjoys photography, watercolor painting, travelling, and reading.

Mountain Village was written for Flute, Clarinet, Vibraphone, and Acoustic Guitar.

Mountain Village
Mountain Village – Score

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Winter Sun

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku260 – winter sun.

     winter sun
     a titmouse drinks water
     from an ivy leaf

This is a haiku by Gergana Yaninska, a midwife from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She has been writing haiku for several years and her work has appeared in A Hundred Gourds, Cattails, Bones, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Ershik, Mainichi Daily News, Blithe Spirit, the World Haiku Association Haiga Contest (with selections and awards by Kuniharu Shimizu), and other haiku publications. Selected to the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors in 2014.

Winter Sun was written for Flute, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Vibraphone, Violin, Viola, and Cello.

Winter Sun
Winter Sun – Score

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Haiku Music – Volume 4

Haiku Music – Volume 4

My fourth self-published album – nine musical interpretations inspired by ten haiku.

Listen free and/or support the artist. The links below display the scores.

Spring Approaches 8:45
Spring approaches
the Pacific Ocean
will be my sitting mat
Reason Redundant 6:25
A lucid mirage
Faint elusive memories
Reason redundant.
The Eye Of The Dragonfly 5:51
The distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly
The Voice Of The Pines 8:50
when the cicadas cease
what coolness!
the voice of the pines
Splendid Affinity 7:04
Splendid affinity
sun’s great halo
green leaves
Washing The Ink-Stone 7:22
Washing the ink-stone,
The Indian ink flows away
Blue, blue.
Smashing Dandelions With A Stick 4:04
Nightfall,
boy smashing dandelions
with a stick.
Two Lights 9:46
Two lights of the village
Pining for one another
Insects chirping
Lost In A Strange Town At Night 6:06
I have lost my way
In a strange town at night, –
A sky of old cold stars.
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A Snowflake, A Cobweb

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku258 – high-resolution snowflake.

  high-resolution snowflake
  a cobweb
  covered in frost

This is a haiku by Iliyana Stoyanova, a freelance translator and one of the co-authors of a collection of haiku poems, Matchbox Boats, published in 2014.

A Snowflake, A Cobweb was written for Flute, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, and Vibraphone.

A Snowflake, A Cobweb
A Snowflake, A Cobweb – Score

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A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella

A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella was written in response to Disquiet Junto Project 0362: Operational Surrealism.

     “Just one step this week: Make something as ‘beautiful as the chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing-machine and an umbrella.'”

The idea here was to work with two dissimilar items, in this case a twelve-tone row and a tonal center. The more I worked on this the more I was able to find, and with hours to go before the deadline for completing the piece, I am offering what is part of what should become a much larger piece, as I still see numerous opportunities for playing with this idea.

A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella was written for Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Violin, Viola, and Cello.

A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella
A Sewing-Machine And An Umbrella – Score

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