END OF GOLDEN OCTOBER HAIKU:
It pisses moonlight
Through rotten rafters ruined
The wind moans my end
So how would you set this little pearl, eh ? And for what ? Tenor ? Seldom ( I am risking writhing “Tenorlieder” ) enough ! Bass even rarer… Okay, soprano ? Piano or orchestra or wind quintet to
accompany ? How ? How many times must each line return? Might repeat? Ascending screech or descending keen to conclude ? All in all a mini-cantata for solo voice ? How would I set it ? And for what purpose ? Which performance , performers, venue, price, occasion ?
These are the little questions to hone the composing brain. Prepare headache . Kick-start the battery, ars componendi. Now at the dying fall.