These Distracted Times

Doi Luck, Satoko

About the work

In 1649 Thomas Tomkins wrote his “A Sad Pavane for These Distracted Times”; a response to the execution of Charles I, and an outpouring of his feelings about a time of uncertainty in the country including the abolishment of the monarchy.

Perhaps in some ways we live in similarly distracted and turbulent times now in 2018, socially and politically. I wanted to express the uncertainty of modern times through a contemporary reworking of Tomkin’s piece – shattered, reconfigured, and recomposed offering glimpses of hope we can long for.



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score & parts


Sample score



0m 00s




Flexible Ensemble with Keyboard
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