Lament for the Land (2023)

Flute, violin, and cello. 4 mins.

Live recording of the World Premiere by Juventas New Music Ensemble (Nicholas Southwick, flute; Ryan Shannon, violin; and Matthew Smith, cello):

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Program Note

Lament for the Land expresses the grief many of us feel over humanity’s broken relationship with our environment, and the hopeful yearning for a healed Earth that guides our actions. Adapted from music originally composed for an opera with libretto by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen.

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Performance History
  • Juventas New Music Ensemble, The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 7/16/23.