I Sit And Look Out

One gloomy day, while browsing some poetry, a poem by the great American writer Walt Whitman caught my eye: I Sit and Look Out. The poem constitutes a critical reflection on various forms of social oppression throughout modern history. In the poem, Whitman depicts human nature as one of cruelty, injustice and indifference, suggesting the human tendency to ignore other people's suffering and not to intervene if it is not directly related to oneself. Indeed, throughout history, individuals and societies have always succeeded in causing suffering and agony to each other, be it because of differences in belief systems, religion, skin color, gender, sexual preference or wealth. Even today in COVID times, Whitman's analysis about human behavior remains accurate as the world is more polarized than ever before.

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Latest editions

  1. Le Tombeau de Couperin : Version for ensemble / Maurice Ravel; arranged by Michel Havenith
  2. Sonatine : Version for ensemble / Maurice Ravel; arranged by Michel Havenith
  3. Suite Ma Mère l'Oye : Version for ensemble / Maurice Ravel; arranged by Michel Havenith
  4. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune : Version for ensemble / Claude Debussy; arranged by Michel Havenith
  5. Children's Corner : Version for ensemble / Claude Debussy; arranged by Michel Havenith
  6. Head on Vortex : String quartet Nº 2 / Donald Yu
  7. Octet : for strings / Donald Yu
  8. Lullaby : Version for clarinet and piano / Nimrod Borenstein
  9. From the depth : for soprano, choir and orchestra / Donald Yu
  10. The Philosopher and the Lover : for baritone and piano / William Knight; lyrics by Sir William Davenant (1606-1668)

Popular works

  1. Three Sonnets : for voice and piano / Fergus Currie; on lyrics by Shakespeare, Rilke, Baudelaire
  2. Canto Ostinato : voor toetsinstrumenten, 1976-79 / Simeon ten Holt
  3. Symphony Nº 10 (Unfinished) : Chronological Transcriptions of the Sketches, Short Scores and Orchestral Drafts / Gustav Mahler; Frans Bouwman, editor
  4. Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) : Arrangement for piano trio / Arnold Schoenberg; arranged by Henk Guittart
  5. L' indifférent : pour quatuor à cordes / Hendrik Andriessen
  6. On the Shore of North Vidzeme (Ziemeļvidzemes krastā) : for harpsichord (or piano) and saxophone quartet / Georgs Pelecis
  7. 24 capriccio's voor viool solo
  8. à Hanso-bo, un corbeau apparaît et regarde : for ensemble / Piet-Jan van Rossum
  9. Ver Aeternum : Version for organ / Calliope Tsoupaki
  10. Ver Aeternum : Version for alto recorder, viola, cello and organ / Calliope Tsoupaki