Texts by Sufi Poets Rumi, Hafiz and Mirabai
Translations by Barks, Ladinsky and Hay.
A cycle of six songs for Mezzo-soprano and/or Baritone with Trumpet and Piano/4 Hands. These solo works are also included in the larger cycle for choir entitled WHERE EVERYTHING IS MUSIC. The humor, compassion and transcendence expressed by these Muslim poets is the inspiration behind this set, which is intended as a gesture of ecumenism for both sacred and secular concert events.
Laura Thoreson, Mezzo-soprano, The Ensemble of Oregon
SONGS OF GOD AND LAUGHTER
Set of Six Scores (Voice, Trumpet in C, Piano/4 hands)
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First He Looked Confused
Why Mira Can’t Go Back
You Were Brave in that Holy War