Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

4Friday - Songs of Mourning

Music gives us the space to grieve. In light of the tragic events of last Friday in Paris (and let us never forget the other tragedies around the world and here at home), here are 4 French songs to help us mourn.


Déploration, from Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Oboe and Piano


Cantilena, Assez lent from Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano


Les regrets, from Ariettes oubliées by Claude Debussy


Ne me quitte pas - even though Jacques Brel and Edith Pilaf are best known for singing this song, I found Sting's version particularly compelling.

What songs do you turn to when you grieve? Share your songs in the comments.

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