A lament or lamentation is a work expressing grief, regret, or mourning. Many of the oldest poems in human history have been laments, and a rich tradition of musical settings has followed.
- the composer elegy (a/k/a epitaphium)
- the royalty elegy (often a monarch)
- the lover's lament on themes including the lover's death, or abandonment by one's lover
- the religious lament, such as Jeremiah's Lamentations
This page is intended to focus on secular laments, due to the large number of religious laments. Please see some original discussion on this page, and use this talk page to continue further discussion regarding whether a section for religious laments (and therefore separation of Laments) is warranted.
(See also the Wikipedia article on laments.)
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Pages in this category
The following 54 pages are in this category, out of 54 total.
- David's Lament for Jonathan (Gustav Holst)
- David's Lamentation (William Billings)
- Death hath deprived me (Thomas Weelkes)
- Defunctum Charites (Jacob Regnart)
- Dido's tears (Antonio Politano)
- Do not stand at my grave (Joachim Kelecom)
- Dulces exuviae (Anonymous)
- Dum vastos Adriae fluctus (Jacquet de Mantua)