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As a mother mourns the loss of her seventh child, a series of overwhelming emotions overcome her. Taken over by this, she laments the events that led her here, but also becomes joyous in the knowledge of where her children now rest.

This work is a traditional art song, set to the poem "Epitaph on the Tombstone of a Child; The Last of Seven that Died Before" by English poet Aphra Behn. Filled with conflicting highs and lows, this work is sure to show off your vocal talents in an emotionally-charged fashion!

  • mezzo-soprano; piano