This work for soprano and piano reflects on the feelings of loneliness, fate, and death, so well expressed in the poem by May Sarton “AIDS,” written in 1988. The poem was a response to the tragedy of the world-wide pandemic of AIDS and its disastrous loss of life and social fracture it has produced since the 1980s.
The composition, which uses a musical cryptogram on the word AIDS – A, C-sharp (cis), D, and E-flat (Es) – turns fear, which so many times has turned away loved ones from those sick or dying, into love, which ultimately, in a message of hope and through mercy, self-giving, perseverance, and grace can defeat this calamity.
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