A MOTHER'S GRIEF

In Edvard Grieg’s song, we encounter the sufferings of motherhood; it is a somber portrait of his wife Nina and her grief upon the loss of their only daughter Alexandra. The lyrics of the original hauntingly mirror their experience:

Gentle Jesus! Cruel one! To the stars you have taken my boy!
Did you need new angels there? That I must lose my joy?
Did you give him shining wings, is he in heaven’s keeping?
Help me in my helplessness, O give me tears for weeping!

 

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"A Mother's Grief"
Op. 15, No. 4

by Edvard Grieg
arranged for two pianos by Anderson & Roe

intermediate-advanced

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