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Blue Work

Hoshi no hayashi ("forest of stars")

for solo soprano or solo alto voice

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  5m 20s
Instrumentation:  Can be transposed to suit voice

Year:  2003
Duration:  5m 20s
Instrumentation  Can be transposed to suit v...

Composer:   Helen Bowater

Films, Audio & Samples

Helen Bowater: Hoshi no hay...

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Sample Score

Sample: First seven systems

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Panache

Text note

Text from the Man'yoshu; Japan's first anthology of poetry (sung in Japanese). Translation provided by Kazu Nakagawa

Performance history

18 Jul 2005:

10 Jul 2008: Farewell! Hello!

03 Nov 2009: Performed with Janine Randerson's _Rorschach Clouds_ (2007) as part of the World Music Days 2009 in Beijing, China

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