Lament for a hanging man

Turnage, M.-A. (1983) Lament for a hanging man. [Composition]


For soprano and ensemble, duration 9 minutes, texts from the Lamentations of Jeremiah and Sylvia Plath's "The Hanging Man". This work was commissioned by Musicon with funds provided by Northern Arts. It was premiered on 4 February 1984 by the GEMINI ensemble and Margaret Field (soprano) conducted by Peter Wiegold at the University of Durham. It has been recorded by the Nash Ensemble with Fiona Kimm (soprano) conducted by Oliver Knussen (NMC, D024M) see This recording is now available on YouTube, see the video tab below.

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