unanswered renga
for solo flute

Daryl Jamieson
Composition Date: 2011
Duration: 00:04:00
Genre: Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
Programme Note:
I wrote this piece a few weeks after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, an immediate emotional response. It was written as part of mmm… ensemble’s hibari project, a charity recording project to help the disasters’ victims. I modelled both the form – the lengths of the three sections are in a 5:7:5 ratio – but also the unpremeditated method of writing on mediaeval Japanese poetry. The renga of the title are long serial poems with multiple authors; the originating author would write an opening stanza of 5:7:5 syllables and pass it to a fellow poet, who would respond with a stanza of 7:7 syllables. A third poet would continue with another 5:7:5 stanza before passing it on to a fourth, who would write a 7:7 stanza, and so on. This piece is the opening stanza of a renga to which nobody has responded.—daryl jamieson

Premiere Information:
10 July 2012, Kōen-dōri Classics, Tokyo, Japan
Reiko Manabe, flute


  • Call Number:
  • MI 5111 J321una
  • Genre:
  • Woodwinds, Solo / Ensemble, Flute / Piccolo
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • June 18, 2015
  • Type:
  • Print-music, published
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (4 p.);
    4 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:

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