Download: SATB choir, guitar.
"Lover's Lament" is a 3-minute setting of a traditional Appalachian lyric. It is another of the "settings" created in the larger portfolio of works by Randall Davidson called American Songs. It is of intermediate difficulty and can be sung by most high school or community choirs and was composed in 1991 as part of a larger project inspired by Carl Sandburg's "The American Songbag." There are other works in this series on this website.