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Karsten Fundal

Publisher: Edition Wilhelm Hansen

The Position of the Sparrow (1989)
Work Notes
dedicated to Karl Antz
Publisher
Edition Wilhelm Hansen Copenhagen
Category
Solo Voices and 1-6 players
Year Composed
1989
Duration
10 Minutes
Soloist
Baritone
Orchestration
Availability
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Programme Note
Karsten Fundal The Position of the Sparrow (1989)
For violincello and barytone.

Words by a Japanese anonymous zen-munk.

Because the whole is part
there is not a whole
anywhere
that is not part
And all those happenings
a billion years ago
are happening
all around us: Time
Indeed this morning
the sparrow hopped about
in that nebulous
a million lightyears hence
And since the morning is void
anything can be
since mornings a billion years from now
are nothingness.
We can behold them.
The sparrow stirs
The universe moves slightly.




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