Adonis Images: Vocal Score

Sheet music
for soprano and piano With specially written poems by Karlis Verdins based on the Adonis chapters from Frazer's The Golden Bough, each song in this little cycle explores a single Affekt. The first is doleful and laden, the second aerated and evanescent, the third is static and expansive, with a hint of a march for the troops, while the fourth is spare and rather withdrawn. The fifth song is very brief and slightly enigmatic, leading to a final movement that tries to capture something of the poem's lush, but ultimately redemptive, grief.