Pietà (NEW WORK)

 

08/11/17 – Louisville, KY – Pietà (violin, cello and piano)
PREMIERE – Bird Hall, The University of Louisville – Longleash Trio

Program Note:
Pietà
was written during the Spring and Summer of 2017 for Pala Garcia, John Popham and Renate Rohlfing for the Loretto Festival 2017.

Our father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,

Pour the unhappiness out
From your too bitter heart,
Which grieving will not sweeten.

Poison grows in this dark.
It is in the water of tears
Its black blooms rise.

“…I’m tired now.
Sometimes I talk too much. That’s happiness.”

Give us this day our daily bread…

(Fragments from: Lord’s Prayer – English vernacular version, Another Weeping Woman – Wallace Stevens, Three Views of a Mother – John Ciardi)

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