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The Lower Leaves of Trees (2002)


Mixed Chorus (SATB) a cappella | 2 mins.
setting of waka texts by Sone No Yoshitada
Available from Hayo Music




Translations by Kenneth Rexroth, from ONE HUNDRED MORE POEMS FROM THE JAPANESE, copyright ©1976 by Kenneth Rexroth. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp., and by Thomas McAuley, copyright ©2012 by Thomas McAuley. Reprinted by permission of the author.

First performed by San Francisco Choral Artists, Magen Solomon, director












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