Elegy

Elegy

The Greek term elegeia (ἐλεγεία: “lament”) originally referred to any verse written in elegiac couplets and covering a wide range of subject matter, like death, love, and war. The term also included epitaphs, sad and mournful songs, and commemorative verses. Since the sixteenth century, an elegy has referred exclusively to a lament for a departed beloved or tragic event. I hope that some may find solace in this music.

Sheet music is available here.

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