As we descend into the short days of the dark season, we find music that portrays human emotions at their most vulnerable: music of pathos and loss, trauma and remembrance. These are some of our most powerful and affecting feelings, and they call for music that reaches into the depths of our souls.
A lament is a cathartic song or poem expressing grief or mourning. Many of the oldest and most enduring poems in human history have been laments; they're found in the Iliad and the Odyssey, the Hindu Vedas, and ancient Near Eastern religious texts, including the Old Testament.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another special program of choral, vocal and instrumental music for the dark season — from longtime guest producer for classical and sacred music ELLEN HOLMES, called LAMENTO 3: VALE OF TEARS.
Music is by ARCANGELO CORELLI, G.F. HANDEL, GIOVANNI PERGOLESI, ANTONIO VIVALDI, J.S. BACH, WM. BYRD, CRISTOBAL DE MORALES, ESTEVAO LOPES MORAGO, ANTOINE BRUMEL, GIACOMO CARISSIMI, HENRYK GORECKI, and ANTHONY HOLBORNE.