Gentle Songs

Yasashiki Uta CoverSong cycle for male chorus a cappella, text by Michizo Tachihara.

Commissioned by NOVA Male Choir, desiring to have “a piece that can be a repertoire for male choir” in mind, in 2008. With four songs, time description from dawn, morning, afternoon, sunset in a day and returns to “darkness”. Vivid imaginary world of Michizo Tachihara can be realized by its tunes, that were nicely structured.

Either one piece from this song cycle can be performed, as well as the entire piece.

Basically written for three male voices, so even choirs with fewer members can enjoy to perform these pieces.

Performance by Hokkaido University Choir
I. Prelude
II. Alone in a Forest……
III. One Song
IV. Gentle Song