Category Archives: Trombone

The Milky Way

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 224 – the milky way.   the milky way   at midnight   a drunkard dances This is a haiku by Taneda Santoka, a poet and mendicant priest who chose walking meditation instead of zazen … Continue reading

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Meditation Class

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 223 – Meditation class.   Meditation class   the distant waterfall   suddenly closer This is a haiku by Marco Alessi. Earlier this month I wrote music for meditation in response to the Disquiet Junto … Continue reading

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May 7, 1970 – Morgantown, WV

May 7, 1970 was the third day of protests against the Vietnam war at West Virginia University. Thousands of students had collected at Grumbein’s Island in front of the student union building and effectively blocked traffic, chanting and giving speeches. … Continue reading

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The Tree I Cut

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 216 – Looking up. Looking up – how still the tree I cut This is a haiku by Ippekiro Nakatsuka, one of the first to introduce the colloquial style into haiku poetry. … Continue reading

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The Heavy Winter Sun Appears

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 214 – How heavy.   How heavy   on my eyes,   the winter sun. This is a haiku by the 20th century Takahama Kyoshi, author of over 200,000 haiku. It is written for Flute, … Continue reading

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Splitting Autumn’s Sky

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 211 – Giant pasania tree.   Giant pasania tree,   splitting   autumn’s sky. This is a haiku by Takahama Kyoshi. It is written for two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone and Tuba. Splitting Autumn’s … Continue reading

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In Times Of War (condensed)

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 205 – shrapnel.   shrapnel   brings from the grove of trees   a circle of birds This is a haiku by Georges Sabiron, who lost his life in the trenches of northern France in … Continue reading

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