War Lament

Harold Blumenfeld

Year

1975


Duration

13'


Movements

I. Autumn; II. Before the battle; III. Suicide in Trenches; IV. The Death Bed


Instrumentation

soprano (6), mezzo-soprano (6), alto (6), tenor (6), baritone (4), bass (4) - guitar


Genre

Chorus and Instruments with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Siegfried Sassoon ('Autumn', 'Before the Battle', 'Suicide in Trenches', 'The Death Bed')


Comment

Guitar used with discretion: a short interlude; and explosive intervention at only one point in "Suicide in Trenches". Wide range of texture, mood, temperature.


Source

New Music Jukebox website;