This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku309 – bitter winter wind
bitter winter wind
ends there —
sound of the sea
The haiku is by Ikenishi Gonsui (1650–1722), a haiku poet from Nara who settled permanently in Kyoto in 1684. A collection of his works, entitled Ikenishi Gonsui no kenkyū, was published in 2003.
Bitter Winter Wind was written for Altos, Tenors, Basses, Organ, Viola, Cello and String Bass.