A Lover’s Complaint

A Lover’s Complaint
Composer
James Lark
Pages
12
Minutes
5
Language
English
Voicing
4 part mixed chorus
Divisi
Yes
Solos
Countertenor solo
Sacred or Secular
Sacred; Secular
Mood
Relaxed, dreamy, introspective; Tense, with some edge
Description

A haunting opening motif sets the mood for this beautiful meditation. The text is two contrasting poems, one sacred and one secular, both of which reference the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham. The countertenor moves melodically against a swelling homophonic background creating a lyrical effect which brings the spiritual and earthly together.

https://youtu.be/A0yS-_8BteU

Audio Credit
Produced by Edward Armitageand The Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge - Sarah MacDonald, Conductor - Laura Eyre, Soloist
Group
C4
Performances
C4: 2015 June 4 & 6 (10), cond. Siegel