Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

  

Haiku - (2015)     

Julie Dalton-Williamson

for medium voice and piano


 

Across the pasture
  a vast space of grey/white air.
  Open, cold, lonely.

Age-weathered hands wait
  to rake the dry, red/brown leaves
  from the garden beds.

I turn brown to grey.
  Autumn claims my summer life.
  I'm forever changed.

Copyright © 2013 Julie Dalton-Williamson

Used with permission

1 page, circa 1' 45"


 

 

Written 5 April 2013, this little set of verses speaks a detailed picture of a moment as of a lifetime.

 

 

Set simply in three strophes with only the slightest variation, the accompaniment begins in a lower octave, repeats and octave above, and then returns to the lower for the last strophe.

 

 

 

The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.

 

Haiku

in A4 format