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Published: 19 December 2019

Duration: 6.5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - Moderately Difficult

106 Pages | 311x232mm

ISBN: 9780193528024

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Mack Wilberg


'And Wept Bitterly'

Set of parts

Forces or Category: String orchestra with optional organ

Orchestration: Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Vc I, Vc II, and Db

  • A moving piece for string orchestra full of pathos and emotion
  • Recorded on the 2019 Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra CD Tree of Life under the title 'And Wept Bitterly (Lament on an Ostinato for String Orchestra)'
  • Based around a two-bar arching ostinato
  • Stylistically evocative of Arvo Pärt and Barber's Adagio for Strings