song for voice and piano

Inspired by the recitativo arioso (a quasi lyrical expressive recitative) and set to her own text, this song is taken from an earlier work which Lydia wrote when she was 18.  The recitative, representing despair and danger, is in contrast to the lullaby-like aria, which represents hope and love.   Recitativo Arioso has in recent years been adapted for string quartet, to which a set of variations has been added.



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