Lamentations
for alto flute, violin and piano

Douglas Finch
Composer
Douglas Finch
Composition Date: 2001
Duration: 00:09:00
Genre: Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Flute
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Violin
Programme Note:
Lamentations was first performed by Lisa Nelsen, Kirsty Staines and myself in a concert by The Continuum Ensemble at The Warehouse, London on November 7, 2001. The piece expands on a melody used at the beginning of my theatre piece Transplant (Camden Theatre, November 13- 17, 2001), where parents and other observers are lamenting the bringing out of bodies following a fictional shooting in a school. The script by Jeremy Seabrook and Jonathan O'Neill is a satire on globalisation, and the selling of body parts in the Third World. When rehearsals for the piece were just beginning, news came through of the terrorist attacks in America on September 11. Besides a great feeling of sadness, there was also a certain amount of confusion and
soul searching going on. This was felt in different ways around the world, but
with our theatre group, it made us question whether such a satirical piece could still be put on in such times. Transplant did go ahead, and while finishing the music for that and undertaking rehearsals, I wrote this trio in a couple of weeks. It reflected my personal reactions to 9/11, and also served as a kind of antidote to my work on Transplant.
-D.Finch, 16/3/08

Premiere Information:
7/11/2001 The Warehouse, London UK; Lisa Nelsen, alto flute, Kirsty Staines, violin, Douglas Finch, piano

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 8315 F492la
  • Genre:
  • Mixed Chamber Ensembles (1 to 9 Performers), Trios, Woodwind(s), Keyboard(s) / Bowed String(s)
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 28, 2008
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (7 p.) ;
    7 Pages
    Height: 43 cm
    Width: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Alto flute, violin and piano
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