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Robert Harry Kyr
1952 -
United States of America, OH
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R.H. Kyr
Robert (Harry) Kyr (20/04/1952) is an American composer, writer, filmmaker, and professor of music composition and theory; born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Kyr is one of the most prolific composers of his generation, having written 12 symphonies, three chamber symphonies, three violin concerti, numerous large works for orchestra, oratorios and other large-scale choral works, and a wide variety of chamber music. Luminous and sometimes ecstatic in effect, Kyr's work is basically tonal, and often harmonically and rhythmically complex, its sophistication deriving from its synthesis of both modern and ancient modes, as well as Western and Asian musical traditions. An engaged activist for world peace and environmentalism, Kyr has initiated a number of projects that bring together musicians from diverse cultures, or combine music with other media, and touch upon current or historical events.
Infinity to Dwell
Period:21st century
Composed in:2003
Musical form:free
Text/libretto:English texts (Chiyo-ni and Robert Herrrick) and Latin mass (Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine)
Duration:25'
Infinity to Dwell (2003) is a cantata for for soprano solo and SSATBB chorus unaccompanied. It contains:
1. Seed of Clear Water
2. Cicada Song
3. As Dreams Are Made
4. Butterflies Afield
5. In One Endless Day
Texts:
- Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo) (1703 - 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets.
- Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674) was a 17th century English poet.
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R. Herrick
(text)
Chiyo-ni
(text)
Lux aeternam
Period:21st century
Composed in:2006
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Duration:3'
In memory of:Kendrick Perala
Lux Aeterna (2006) for double mixed choir. In memory of Kendrick Perala (1952-2006), an American musician.
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K. Perala
(dedicatee)