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Five Lyrics (Flute and Piano)


Composer: Krzywicki, Jan

Five Lyrics (Flute and Piano) by Jan Krzywicki, Published by Tenuto Publications, Distributed by Theodore Presser Company.

Krzywicki uses haiku-like poems by W. S. Merwin and authentic haiku by the great Japanese poet Basho to create five evocative movements, each descriptive of a bird(s) in nature at a particular time of day, the succession creating a dawn-to-moonlight cycle. While not directly quoting a given bird's song, hints can be heard throughout.

Master flutist Jeffrey Khaner, who premiered the work in Philadelphia, has recorded it on the all-Krzywicki "Alchemy" CD (Albany Records). Listen to snippets on

For advanced performers. Dur.: 17'