threnody

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an ode, song, or speech of lamentation, esp for the dead
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His organ works are quite magnificent, as is his piano music, and the Quartet for the End of Time is perhaps his masterpiece, with fine contrasts between the chattering birdsong and the hypnotic threnodies from cello and violin.
The asterisked footnote adds that: "They allegedly composed the threnodies which can still be heard, the songs of the Men of the Stoke-Hole, the Kulhan Beyler, lamenting the great old days of janissary power."
Painters have depicted scenes for us, musicians have composed their threnodies to lament the perished; even movie makers have taken their turn at documenting and/or re-creating those brutalities.
When her sister became pregnant and the truth oozed forth, Kathy had taken to the streets barefoot moaning, screaming, slapping herself in the face and singing low-high warbling threnodies on the horrid betrayal of her husband and sister mistress.
Four pages later we find: "Liszt played to Wagner some of his recent piano compositions, including Les jeux d'eaux, the 'Cypress' Threnodies, and the Angelus!
In Britain, where Churchill remains the playwright's playwright (and, perhaps, the actor's playwright as well), she does not command the public profile of, say, David Hare, who is now penning political threnodies (Via Dolorosa) for himself to appear in, and as of April will have had four plays on Broadway in the last 13 months; or Tom Stoppard - a likely Academy Award nominee for his screenplay (with Marc Norman) Shakespeare in Love - who, back in the realm of theatre, continues to feed the National and the West End, currently with The Invention of Love.