26/05/2014

Raschèr Quartet performs Lament

Reading time: 1 min. Jay Schwartz


When I am laid in earth may my wrongs create
No trouble in thy breast,
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate.

Jay Schwartz’ Lament for solo voice and saxophone quartet will be performed on 28 May by mezzosoprano Christina Bock and the Raschèr Saxophone Quartet at the Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf.

The composition is based on Dido’s Lament from Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, the lyrics are taken directly from Nahum Tate’s libretto after Vergil’s Aeneis.

View the full study score.

Jay Schwartz on Lament.

Jay Schwartz: Lament
for solo voice and saxophone quartet | 12'
28.05.2014, Marktoberdorf, Bayerische Musikakademie; Christina Bock, ms; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

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