My Tears is based upon, Mein Traurens ist, a part-song by Paulus Hofhaimer (1459-1537), a composer at the court of Maximillian I. My Tears was composed for mezzo soprano Jenny Lind Larsen and the Macalester College Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edouard Forner. The singer begins singing in the rear of the performance space and the orchestra is placed around the audience. During the performance the singer processes to the stage, sings, and finally processes off the stage. Parts are available upon request.