Matsushima James Weeks

Matsushima cover
Composed
2005
Published
2014
Categories

Small Ensemble Quartet Solos, Duos & Trios Trios Duos Solos •• Solo piano

Instrumentation
1 Piano

Purchasing options

Performing score ISMN 57036-565-4 £8.95 Buy now

1-4 pianos

Programme note

To Claudia Molitor.

Matsushima is based on a hokku by Bashō. Matsushima is an archipelago of some 800 islands in an area 12 miles wide, densely forested with pine trees whose branches, blown by sea winds, are twisted into millions of different shapes. Matsushima was commissioned by Andrew Melvin.

Premiere
Andrew Melvin, Steyning, Sussex, 20th November 2005