Death and the Lady

 

Title: Death and the Lady
Year: trad. (arr. 2014)
Category: voice(s) with instruments
Instrumentation: cl,vc,sop
Duration: 4′
First performance: Dark Inventions, Stef Conner (v0ice) | The Engine House (Anthony Burgess Foundation), Manchester, UK | 08/05/2014
Commission: Dark Inventions / Sound and Music
Publisher: Contact me

Programme note

This is an arrangement of the folk song Death and the Lady. The song tells of a young woman who one morning meets Death. Knowing she does not have long to live she tried to bargain with him, but to no avail.