Songs of the Earth is a two-part art song set that deals with the environmental issues facing our planet Earth. The text and music convey themes of: the loss of spirit of our planet, and the impending environmental catastrophe that will occur as a result of our actions.
The first movement, ‘Kyoto’, is a slow lament to planet Earth, filled with Japanese imagery. The second movement, ‘Here Beneath, The Road Above’ is more violent as it discusses an impending ecological catastrophe and its fallout on the human race.
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