sopra "lasciate mi morire"
for harp (1983)
American Composers Alliance, 13 minutes
a fantasy piece that is based on the Monteverdi madrigal "Lasciate mi morire." Although
not strictly a Renaissance-style parody of the madrigal, all five
voices of the original appear in quotation or in various levels of
The piece was written in 1983 for harpist
Susan Allen and was premiered at the Opus 1 Conference on Women
in Music at the University of Michigan. Ms.
Allen has also performed Parodia at the California Institute
for the Arts and the Fifth International Women's Music Congress in
Parodia has also been performed
alongside the original madrigal.
score sample below.
the score: American Composers Alliance