Tag Archives: Bass Trombone

Evening Cloudburst

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 236 – An evening cloudburst.   An evening cloudburst   sparrows cling desperately   to trembling bushes This is a haiku by Yosa Buson, Japanese painter and one of the greatest poets of the Edo … Continue reading

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Finally, A Clear Sky

This piece was written in response to Naviarhaiku 229 – finally a clear sky.   finally a clear sky   yet no moon…   summer mountain This is a haiku by one of the greatest haiku poets, Kobayashi Issa, who was extremely prolific. … 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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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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States

Water can exist in the three states, gas, liquid and solid. States looks at these three, with recordings of each, our tea kettle, overflow from Lake Kittamaqundi, and cracking ice.   States   Gas – for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and … Continue reading

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