UM1249 Azaleas

Sheet Music for Harp
Gary Carpenter

Cover imageSuite for violin, violoncello and harp after the poem by Kim So-Wol.

In an article published in Modern Poetry in Translation Volume 13 (1998), Brother Anthony (An Sonjae) offers seven translations of Korean poet Kim So-Wol's Azaleas. These include a literal (and intriguingly impenetrable) word-for-word version and progress through ever more inventive flights of fancy. Unlike a single translation - and there are many by other translators - they reveal a bitterness that I found fascinatingly incongruous with my own perception of this beautiful species of flower. The dichotomy gave rise to this piece. Brother Anthony's versions (with the 'literal' version fourth) are reproduced at the end of the score.


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Suite for violin, violoncello and harp after the poem by Kim So-Wol
Gary Carpenter


1. Lento con eleganza
2. Vivace
3. Tranquillo
4. Senza misura
5. Allegro scherzando
6. Lento assai
7. Tempo di tango; mesto; tempo 1°

Sample Pages

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Library Information

Title: Azaleas
Composer: Gary Carpenter
Contents: Suite after the poem by Kim So-Wol
(see Contents above)
Instrumentation: violin, violoncello and harp
Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Format: A4 stapled score and set of parts
ISBN: --
Publisher: Cadenza Music
Edition/Year: 2011
Origin: UK
Our Ref: UM1249