Richard Miles Jackman (1950–)
SONGS OF THE NIGHT
for classical guitar
– Night-time audio
The hustle and bustle of the day is over.
On this warm summer night we sit on the verandah to the chirping of cicadas.
– Snowdrifts audio
Snowdrifts in the moonlight,
As far as the eye can see, cold and bare,
Forever shifting and changing in the ceaseless wind.
– Water-lilies audio
Bright yellow water-lilies sitting alert on the shiny surface of dark motionless water.
– City audio
Even in the noisy city there is silence.
On the periphery you may hear the honking of a horn.
– Evening with you audio
In your presence the candles shine clearer and brighter.
– Forgotten story audio
Only traces remain.
Are they real, or imagined?
– Early spring audio
The ground is still patched with snow,
But today the sun shines warm on our faces;
The air is different;
An indescribable feeling tells us that Spring has arrived.