Linden Lost

A Requiem for Mayflies,
words and music by Chris Reynolds, 2016

Inspired by the William Barnes' poem " Linden Lea"


In his poem William Barnes eulogises on the beauty of his native Dorset heath, and the apple trees of 'Linden Lea'
In his imagination he goes to seek work in the great town but, disillusioned and unimpressed he returns
to where ' the apple trees do lean down low, in Linden Lea'
In 'Linden Lost', we follow the same journey, but for us the outcome is different .....
I've used references throughout to parts of the Latin mass, and the book of Revelation to highlight
the prophetic nature of the times we live in .... Dies Irae!

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