En De Ru Pt

Lori Laitman

The Vocal Music of Lori Laitman, now available as a pdf

Our Eden Here Is Love

SM-000326436
Alternative title
The Love Duet from The Scarlet Letter
Composer
Lori Laitman
Lyricist
David Mason
Publisher
Enchanted Knickers Music
Genre
Classical / Aria
Instrumentation
Piano, Soprano, Tenor
Scored for
Solo, Accompanying piano
Type of score
Piano-vocal score
Duration
4'15"
Language
English
Year of composition
2008

Description
In Act II, Scene 1 of The Scarlet Letter, Hester wanders into the forest outside Boston, knowing she might run into her lover, Arthur Dimmesdale. For years the two have kept their love secret, allowing Arthur to remain a Minister in their community, and Hester has borne the guilt for their adultery alone. Now that their guilty secret is in danger of being revealed, neither of them seems willing to live any more with the lie. Meeting in the forest, far from the laws and strictures of their society, they feel a sudden release, as if freedom from guilt were possible and they might actually live as they choose. This is the soaring climax of all hope in the opera, later to be crushed as realities and doubts come crashing down on them both.

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Upload date
22.02.2018

Price

Sheet music file
10.00 USD
PDF, 910.0 Kb (15 p.)

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