for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello
Lamenting Lullaby was composed in 2018, based on material written in 2007. It is a meditation on the death of a child at birth, and of quiet grief. The piece is in three sections: slow, sustained music for the strings of restrained tension and release; a distant solo oboe call; and folk-like lullaby music of gentle simplicity, with lamenting phrases from the oboe.
It was first performed on June 2018 at the Fitzrovia Chapel, London by Daniel Bates (oboe), Laura Lutzke (violin), Adam Newman (viola), Hannah Sloane (cello)
Duration: 9 mins
Available to purchase from Aria Editions here
Listen to a live performance here:
Lamenting Lullaby (9’00)