Lacrymosa, for two horns and piano
by Paul Basler
Lacrymosa was commissioned by and written for MirrorImage, Lisa Bontrager and Michelle Stebleton, with support from the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University. The work is characterized by an overall sense of profound sorrow and draws some of its inspiration from the Poulenc Elegie for horn and piano. Lacrymosa was written between February 3rd and March 26th, 2002 in Gainesville, Florida and Nairobi, Kenya.