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The loss of a child must be devastating. David's army had won a great victory in battle, yet he could not even congratulate them, being preoccupied by the loss of his own son. He went away and wept. I have tried to paint a picture of his emotions during this outpouring. First of all, quietly as he takes the news in—then gradually the full impact of it hits him and he gets more and more distraught and angry; he cries out that he wishes he himself had died in Absolon's place. Finally, after this tirade, I picture him in the corner of the room—his energy spent—he can do no more than repeat the words 'Absolon, my son'.
from notes by Jonathan Rathbone © 2005
|Anthems for the 21st century|
Signum Classics are proud to release the second disc from the Vasari Singers 'Anthems for the 21st Century'.
To celebrate its first twenty-five years of vibrant music making, the Vasari Singers commissioned ten composers to each write an a ...» More