WHEN MEN WEAR SWORDS is a lament written in memory and mourning of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.

The title comes from a quote by Jude Morgan:

"....[he] wears a sword, they all wear swords, and...[we] know what happens when men wear swords and lose reason."

To a world where men can keep reason and need not bear arms.



When Men Wear Swords

Written by Max Wolpert

Conrad Sclar, viola
Recorded live at Grusin Recital Hall, December 6, 2017

Program Note