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.