3 Songs from the Japanese (Cameron, David)

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Publisher. Info. David Cameron
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Work Title Three Songs from the Japanese
Alternative. Title
Composer Cameron, David
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IDC 10
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 songs
  1. The Mist
  2. Do not smile
  3. Understanding
Text Incipit see below
  1. Mist floats on the Spring meadow (Man'yōshū, Vol.17, No.4290)
  2. Do not smile to yourself (Man'yōshū, Vol.4, No.688)
  3. You say “I will come!” (Man'yōshū, Vol.4, No.527)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1978
First Performance. 1979
Librettist Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982), English translator. From One Hundred Poems from the Japanese
1. Yakamochi Ōtomo no (ca.718-785)
2, 3. Sakanoue no Iratsume Ōtomo no (ca.700–fl.750)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Voice and Piano

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Copyright permissions for lyrics translated by Kenneth Rexroth follow each song. Posted scores are first. for high voice, second for low voice.