McKenry, T. (2004). Lament.
Lament is a setting of an English translation of the first poem from Boethius’ Consolation of Philosopher and is written for tenor and three instruments. The piece is a study in the synthesis of divergent musical styles: minimalist processes are used in tandem with extended tonal resource while intricate counterpoint is presented using timbrel combinations not typically associated with polyphonic writing. The piece represents a fusing, rather than a juxtaposition of these ideas and the end result is one where style itself becomes an agent of word painting.
School of Arts
First Performance Location
Chapel, Royal Freemason's Homes, Melbourne, Australia
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