Songs and Haiku Sheet music
Songs and Haiku is a previously unreleased collection of songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, published to mark what would have been Jonathan Harvey's 80th birthday in 2019. Two haiku (the first for piano alone - the only piece here to have been published before - the latter by Basho) bookend three love songs dedicated to Harvey's wife Rosa.
The grouping of the pieces into a 8-minute cycle was the composer's own idea, and it mixes Eastern and Western poets in a totally characteristic manner.
Both Tagore and E. E. Cummings are represented, poets who feature in some of Harvey's finest works (Song Offerings and Forms of Emptiness, respectively), and a third song sets Tennyson's 'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal'.
- Format: Sheet music
- Pages: 20 pages
- Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
- Publication Date: 17/06/2019
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780571541157