Song for voice and piano
Composed for mezzo-soprano/alto and piano in August 2018, The House Where I was Born is set to Charlotte Bronte’s poem Regret. The words, filled with regret and nostalgia, tell of the author’s unhappy journey through life and her search for happiness. Performed patetico (with much feeling), the piano and voice reflect the author’s dark and haunting agonies. The melancholic tone of the lyrics is reproduced by the use of minor keys, which shift between C minor and F minor. The piano accompaniment is very light throughout and could be substituted by a harp or guitar.