For Mezzo soprano and Piano
(2012) 3 minutes
Text by Andrew Motion
Lament was written for Jennifer Johnston and Alisdair Hogarth to perform during an interview (Eastern Invocation, a project to create a new song cycle for East Anglia, reached the final four applications for the East Anglian contribution to the Cultural Olympiad in 2012).
For Jennifer Johnson and Alisdair Hogarth, Lament (September 2009), to a poem by the former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, 'was written for the Cultural Olympiad “Artists Taking the Lead” project - which we didn't get'. 'Then we shall walk out together as before/Hand in hand through the streets and the parks/Where birds sing when the rain passes away'.
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