Lamentations, Light, and Hope (Michael Winikoff)

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  • (Posted 2018-02-01)  CPDL #48633:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Michael Winikoff (submitted 2018-02-01).   Score information: A4, 17 pages, 1.76 MB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Lamentations, Light, and Hope
Composer: Michael Winikoff

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SA
Genre: SecularUnknown

Language: English
Instruments: [[:Category:String ensemble accompaniment|String ensemble]][[Category:String ensemble accompaniment]]

First published: 2018
Description: This piece was commissioned by the 69th Intervarsity Choral Festival, on the theme of Light the Dark. The third part, Lux, could also be done on its own, as could the fourth part, Hope. Note: contact the composer for string parts.

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Original text and translations

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(Lamentations 1:1, translation by Michael Winikoff)
How can it be that she sits alone?
The city once so full of people now sits as a widow
Once great among the nations, now she is a slave
(How can it be that she sits alone?)

(Lamentations 1:2, translation by Michael Winikoff)
Crying, she cries in the night
Crying, her tears on her cheek
Of all her lovers none shall comfort her
(Crying, she cries in the night)
(Crying, her tears on her cheek)
All her friends betrayed her
(Crying, she cries in the night)
(Crying, her tears on her cheek)
(Trojan Women1, translation from Greek by Professor Gilbert Murray, 1915)
Go, die, [my best-beloved,] my cherished one, . . .
. . . Thou little thing
That curlest in my arms
. . . Kiss me.

Lux. Lux et spem.
(Verse 1 of “Song for Equal Suffrage” from “Suffrage Songs and Verses”2 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman)
Day of hope [and] day of glory! After slavery and woe,
Comes the dawn of woman’s freedom, and the light shall grow and grow
Until every man and woman equal liberty shall know,
In Freedom marching on!