Joelle Wallach

Mourning Madrigals

Year: 1981

Duration (in minutes): 14'39;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players, solo voice(s) with chamber ensemble

Instruments: any female voice, any high voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, flute, harp, soprano, tenor voice

Publisher: Classical Vocal Reprints

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Score PDF: MourningMadrigalsSCOREPART.pdf

Text PDF: Mourning-Madrigals-TEXT.docx

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Description: Recording on Society of Composers (CD #3) Mourning Madrigals was composed in the fall of 1980 in the aftermath of the composer's father’s sudden death. The music traces mourning’s private, tortuous passage through grief from acquiescence to acceptance. The three movement work is based on poems Thomas Hardy wrote in 1912-13 following the death of his wife and on a moving Gregorian Requiem chant which became the generator of the piece’s pitch organization

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