Love's Lament

First line:
Why were you born when the snow was falling?
composer
1918; To my Mother
author of text
A Dirge

 
A setting of Christina Rossetti, Love’s Lament (1918) is one of Head’s earliest songs and is dedicated to his mother. It is a heartfelt threnody with a stark funereal tread and falling chromatic melodic phrases in both voice and piano which create a powerful expression of grief.

from notes by Andrew Burn © 2012

Recordings

Head: Songs
CDA67899

Details

Track 19 on CDA67899 [3'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 19

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-89919
Duration
3'15
Recording date
22 January 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Mellor
Recording engineer
Andrew Mellor
Hyperion usage
  1. Head: Songs (CDA67899)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: January 2012