Dhammapada: Three Songs

for baritone and piano

Seated Buddha from Gandhara. Object 41 of 100. OA 1895.10-26.1

The Dhammapada is a collection of early Buddhist verses. The text selections touch on the transience of life and the power of directed, meditative thought to release the soul from suffering. The lyrical melodies, pentatonic harmonies, and spacious piano arrangements bring out the serene and timeless text.

Based on the Thomas Byrom translation published by Shambhala Press; release pending permission from the publisher for use of the text.