on the fields of Kamau
for soprano and percussion

Daryl Jamieson
Composition Date: 2014
Duration: 00:07:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Percussion

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Other percussion
  • 1 x Soprano
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Programme Note:
When I was approached by percussionist Ueno Shiniti to write this piece, I must admit that I had very little knowledge about Nukada no Ōkimi, a famous poet and princess of 7th century Japan. However, being a lover of waka, I soon became very attracted to this poem, the 20th in the great Japanese poetry collection Man'yōshū, compiled in 759.Addressed to the crown prince while he was on a hunting trip in Kamau, the poem is seductive, playful, and coy, an impressive variety of moods for so short a poem. There is a reply from the prince as well, which I did not set for the singer, but which I did use as the basis for the percussion part. The two parts, percussion and voice, are moving in different worlds, yet seeking togetherness.

-Daryl Jamieson

Premiere Information:
26 Nov 2014, National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre, Tokyo, Japan
Yumi Nara; soprano, Shiniti Ueno; percussion

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1230 J321fi
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Chamber Ensemble, Percussion
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 11, 2016
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 landscape score (7 p.) ; 23 x 30 cm
    7 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: Japanese
  • Additional Information:
  • Text by Nukata no Ōkimi
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