Jane the Quene (2016)
Western Standard Notation | A4 size (21 x 29.7cm) | Voice and Piano | c. 8'00''
Instrumentation: Voice (Mezzo/Low Soprano), Piano
Premiere: Glasgow, Scotland, September 2016: Leslie Schipa (voice), Maciej Granat (piano)
Written as a companion piece to Libby Larson's cycle: "Try Me, Good King: the last words of the wives of Henry VIII", Jane the Quene sets the final words of Lady Jane Grey, recorded from her speech at the scaffold in 1554. Jane was a titular queen for only nine days, before being executed in the Tower of London, at the age of only 16.
"Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to do the same..."