for Wind Ensemble
Grade 2-3
by Stephen Hill (ASCAP)
00:00 / 04:37
SARAHTIM Music Publishing

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Lacrimosa - (Latin for weeping, tearful, used in the Requiem Mass)


“By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.” (Psalm 137:1,2)


In life, there are certainly moments of great joy. Yet, in contrast, there are also accompanying moments of sorrow. It is in these moments of joy and sorrow that we will find the lessons that can help us to grow stronger in faith, hope, and love and meet the challenges that will come our way.


The text recalls William Walton’s usage in “Belshazzer’s Feast” and in W. Francis McBeth’s “They Hung Their Harps in the Willows”.


Written over two late evenings August 28-29, 2020. Lacrimosa is intended to be an expressive, emotional, harmonically and orchestrally colorful piece within a limited Grade 2/3 scope with regard to instrument ranges and carefully written passages for easier fingerings.

Composed - Spring 2020

Publisher - SARAHTIM Music Publishing (Stephen Hill)

Instrumentation - Woodwinds - Flute 1-2,  Oboe, Bb Clarinet 1-2, Bb Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Eb Alto Saxophone 1-2, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Eb Baritone Saxophone Brass - Bb Trumpet 1-2, Horn in F, Trombone 1-2, Euphonium, Tuba Strings - String Bass Percussion - Timpani, Bass Drum, Gong, Cymbals, Wind Chimes Mallets - Glockenspiel, Vibraphone

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