This is a lament for all the beatiful but fragile
ecosystems that are
being lost, one by one, as the Earth gets more
overcrowded and overheated.
Renaissance composers showed us that a choral lament
can be rich in
major chords, dignity, and beauty.
Of course, they only added extra diatonic notes to
their triad chords
as unaccented passing tones or as prepared
Five centuries later, we use pandiatonic chords more
freely, for their
ambiguity and subtle beauty, and to improve voice
Still, we are much indebted to the first masters.