I Have Always Known

I Have Always Known (2002) – 3′
for voice and piano

Premiered by Paula Greenwood (mezzo) and
Collette Boushell. March 2002. Mostly Modern Festival, Bank of Ireland Arts
Centre, Dublin.

Programme Note

This is a simple song written to an ancient Japanese poem by Ariwara no Narihira

I have always known
That at last I would
Take this road, but yesterday
I did not know that it would be today.