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E-mail : garymeanscomcast.net
For inclusion in the Myriad contest under the mandatory topic: Spring.

This piece was inspired by the poem "Spring Dawn" by 8th Century Chinese poet Meng Hao-ran. I chose a rather literal interpretation of his work. When I think of a spring night, the first thing that comes to mind for me is the sound of hundreds of frogs singing. Therefore, I started my composition with a chorus of frogs and crickets. As the piece progresses, the night slowly fades away. The transition point is breathing of water which leads to the dawn and singing of birds. Toward the end the descending notes on the koto and shamisen represent the falling of flowers. I hope you enjoy this humble piece of music. I had a great deal of fun writing it.

Thank you,

Gary Means
Wednesday, December 17 2003 21:21:08

E-mail : garymeanscomcast.net

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