Publisher: Southern Music Company
The poems for this work were taken from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali (Song Offerings), written in India around 1910 during a restless, almost sleepless period in the poets life. Introduced to the west in 1912, they became widely recognized for their simple, captivating descriptions of nature and their yearning spiritual tone. Almost every line is filled with natural images, and a wandering, restless mood is ever present. This sense is captured by the composer in his setting for voice, alto saxophone, and piano. Movement titles: I. Nightfall, II. Light, III. Departure.