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Copyright (c) 1987, 2014 Randall Snyder; lyrics copyright (c) Kenneth Rexroth, used by permission.



In addition to the complete performance, a selection of individual songs may be assembled in any order, with the exception of #8, which must follow #7.

Passages marked “Free”, and “ad lib”, are to be sung individually without section synchronization creating a sound mass effect.. A single-numeral time signature indicates the approximate number of seconds in the measure.

Japanese is pronounced similar to Italian.

It is suggested the English translation be recited directly before each song.

written in 1987 for James Hejduk and the University of Nebraska Singers revised 2014

duration: c. 16 minutes