Not One Word
for men's choir (TTBB)(2014)
|Commission||Commissioned by Cornell University Glee Club, Robert Isaacs, music director|
|Premiere||October 18, 2014; Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Cornell University Glee Club • Robert Isaacs, music director|
Text by Ryokan
A cold night – sitting alone in my empty room
Filled only with incense smoke.
Outside, a bamboo grove of a hundred trees;
On the bed several volumes of poetry.
The moon shines from the top of the window,
And the entire neighborhood is still except for the cry of insects.
Looking at this scene, limitless emotion,
But not one word.