Lament (Official Video)

Jasdeep Singh Degun

‘Lament’ is a new arrangement of one of the pieces from Jasdeep Singh Degun’s opera Orpheus, originally sung by the entire chorus and full orchestra lamenting the death of the main character Eurydice. Based on a beautiful raag called ‘Sindhi Bhairavi’ — usually performed in a semi-classical style such as thumri or ghazal —which deals with “topics of spiritual and romantic love and may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss, or separation from the beloved, and the beauty of love in spite of that pain.” Jasdeep felt this raag best expressed the outward grief of the family and friends of Eurydice.

In this single release, Jasdeep has stripped back ‘Lament’ for chamber ensemble, featuring a string arrangement by cellist Ian Burdge. He is joined by Sally Herbert (violin), Simeon Walker (piano), Ian Burdge (cello) and Harkiret Bahra (tabla).

Director of Photography: Adam Lyons
Gaffer: Luke Musharbash
Edit & post-production: Blackbox Creative

With thanks to: John Arthur, Bradford Film Office, and Bradford City Hall.

Jasdeep Singh Degun: sitar
Harkiret Bahra: tabla
Simeon Walker: piano
Ian Burdge: cello
Sally Herbert: violin

Written by Jasdeep Singh Degun
Produced by Jasdeep Singh Degun and David McEwan
String arrangement by Ian Burdge
Recorded and mixed by David McEwan
Mastered by Tim Oliver at Real World Studios

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