• John Tavener
  • Lacrimae (2003)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Concordia. First performance on 17th July, at the Cheltenham International Festival of Music.

  • viol consort
  • 6 min

Programme Note

I wrote this work as a response to the Latin word Lacrimae - 'the tears'. For me this does not suggest an absolute grief, but a bittersweet sorrow, and a longing for paradise. J.T.

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