Lament

Lament (1990)
soprano, clarinet, violin, harp and piano
or soprano, clarinet and piano          duration 8 mins.

This dramatic scena is based on the English folk-song `All things are quite silent’ and is the lament of a woman whose partner has been press-ganged to fight in the Napoleonic Wars.

First performed by Tapestry at an SPNM concert in Colchester 24 October 1990: trio version first performed by Gemini, London 10 November 1993

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