Bright The Full Moon Shines

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku334 – Bright the full moon shines

     Bright the full moon shines:
     on the matting of the floor,
     shadows of the pines.

This haiku is by Takarai Kikaku, one of the most accomplished disciples of Matsuo Bashō. He was famous also for writing a manuscript describing his master’s final days, and the immediate aftermath of his death.

The haiku suggested to me a choral piece. Of course, I need a chorus, but that’s life.

Bright The Full Moon Shines was written for Chorus, Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass.

Bright The Full Moon Shines – Score

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