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Berit Barfred Jensen, soprano
Franz Danksagmüller, Continuum Fingerboard and Kyma

music by Franz Danksagmüller

Live performance at the concert hall of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, 27th August 2014.

The tuning of the upper voices of the continuo part is based on the irrational number Pi.

Score available at: fz.dksgmr(at)yahoo(dot)de

Flow, my tears, fall from your springs!
Exiled for ever, let me mourn;
Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.

Down vain lights, shine you no more!
No nights are dark enough for those
That in despair their last fortunes deplore.
Light doth but shame disclose.

Never may my woes be relieved,
Since pity is fled;
And tears and sighs and groans my weary days, my weary days
Of all joys have deprived.

From the highest spire of contentment

My fortune is thrown;

And fear and grief and pain for my deserts, for my deserts

Are my hopes, since hope is gone.


Hark! you shadows that in darkness dwell,

Learn to contemn light

Happy, happy they that in hell

Feel not the world's despite.

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Sounds of Pi: Flow My Tears

Franz Danksagmüller