Yuuyake (Sunset)

Program Notes:

The music of this original composition reflects the relaxed beauty of a sunset. The Japanese children’s nursery rhyme Yuuyake koyake is woven into the piano accompaniment. This is a prayer for a quiet mind resonating with the peaceful sunset.

At Dusk

The sky at dusk
Is rose coloured
When the world is at peace
From any country
From any village
The sky at dusk
Is rose coloured

At dusk the sky
Is the colour of flame
The colour of blood
May we never see
A sky like this

Translation by Steven Forth


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Text by Toshiko Takada