• Aaron Jay Kernis
  • Simple Songs (soprano and ensemble) (1991)

  • Associated Music Publishers Inc (World)
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  • Soprano
  • 20 min
  • “The Enlightened Heart,” ed. Stephen Mitchell: Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179); Bible: Psalms; Rumi
  • English

Programme Note

Simple Songs is Kernis’ unassuming title for his settings of texts from the Book of Psalms, the 12th century abbess Hildegarde von Bingen, the Japanese Zen master Ryokan, and the renowned Sufi poet Rumi. These varied literary sources from cultures that embrace East and West share a common spirituality communicated with deep feeling and orchestral finesse.

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Simple Songs: Hildegard Von Bingen
Simple Songs: Psalm 1
Simple Songs: Ryokan
Simple Songs: Rumi
Simple Songs: Psalm 131



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