Lamentations d’yrmeiah

Lamentations d’Yrmeyah (2018)

Lamentations d’Yrmeyah (2018)

Female Vocal Trio a cappella

Duration: 3’38’’

Lamentations d’Yrmeyah (2018)

Lamentations d’Yrmeyah was written specially for French female vocal trio “Les Itinérantes”. It was premiered at 3 different locations in August, 2018 in France. This recording was made at Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune.

The piece is very simple, with a sad atmosphere, despite of it alternating moods (major and minor chords). It is sung like a folk song.  The lyrics is extracted from the Book of Jeremiah.

Les Itinérantes are: Manon Cousin, Pauline Langlois de Swarte and Elodie Pont.

כי קול נהי נשמע מציון איך שדדנו בשנו מאד כי־עזבנו ארץ כי השליכו משכנותינו

מי־יתן ראשי מים ועיני מקור דמעה ואבכה יומם ולילה את חללי בת־עמי

מעי מעי אוחילה קירות לבי לבי המה־לי אחריש כי שמעת נפשי קול  שופר תרועת מלחמה

“For a voice of lamentation is heard from Zion: How devastated we are. We are greatly ashamed, for we have abandoned the land; our dwellings have been torn down. Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.”

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