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Love's Lament

First line:
Why were you born when the snow was falling?
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


Head: Songs


Track 19 on CDA67899 [3'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67899 track 19

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
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