Where Is the Door to the Tavern?

Poet/Lyricist: 

Hafiz (14th c.) translated by Daniel Ladinsky

A wild setting of a selection from the anthology "The Gift”, poetry of the great Sufi poet Hafiz, translated/adapted by Daniel Ladinsky. Hafiz often wrote of his being intoxicated by God, and in this text, I was taken by his desire and willingess to see everything as a potential "door to God." This rowdy, rhythmic celebration, accompanied by double bass and pitched water-filled bottles was most definitely inspired by blowing across the mouths of longnecks while imbibing at my local brewpub!

Level: 

Mod-Advanced
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JS-022 SATB, dbl bass & pitched bottles (as edge-blown aerophones) or accordion 1:30 $2.25 https://www.joanszymko.com/sites/joanszymko.advantagelabs.com/files/VMP022Where%20Is%20the%20Door%29.mp3
JS-022D
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SATB, dbl bass & pitched bottles (as edge-blown aerophones) or accordion 1:30 $1.50
JS-022TD
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SSAA, dbl bass & pitched bottles (as edge-blown aerophones) or accordion 1:30 $1.50
JS-022.1D
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instrumental parts (set)
1:30 $3.00

Publisher: 

Joan Szymko
Text

Where is the Door to the Tavern?

Where is the door to the tavern?
Where is the door to God?
In the sound of a barking dog
In the ring of a hammer
[In a drop of rain]
In the face of everyone I see.