Please feel free to download, perform, and share any of my music attached below.  If you would plan a public performance of any of my works, I would only ask that you provide the details of the performance by emailing me at: keith@keithbajura.com.  When possible, I personally attend the performance of any of my works; additionally, your details would also enable me to earn my writer royalties from my performing rights organization.

Thank you!  Keith Bajura

Six Haiku Songs

  1. Tituba's Dance

  2. The Old Stone Well

  3. The Nightingale

  4. Sea Rocks

  5. The Waves

  6. The Mad Month

Six Haiku Songs is a collection of six songs for soprano, tenor, and chamber orchestra. Each song is based on an ancient 17 syllable Haiku poem following the Japanese tradition. Each song also begins with a brief introduction by the orchestra creating the proper mood and atmosphere for the poem. The singers then enter this synthetic world created by the orchestra and present the ideas, feelings, and actions of the poem through their speech, song, and the mixture of both. Like a Haiku poem, each of these songs is concise, direct, and entirely written with only a few descriptive words. While being a genuine Haiku, the first song, "Tituba's Dance," is also based on the character of Tituba found in Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. The other five songs are based on the sights and sounds of nature.

Instrumentation:

  • Flute (Piccolo)

  • Bassoon

  • Percussion

  • Soprano

  • Tenor

  • Violin I

  • Violin II

  • Viola

  • Cello

Duration: About 20 minutes

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