Apparently Schubert felt the words too, at the time of his writing the Winterreise he had been informed of his eventually lethal syphilis contraction.
At the risk of beating the point into the ground, the famous mezzo-soprano Elena Gerhardt once said of "Winterreise" that "you have to be haunted by this (piece) to be able to sing it." That's what I gave Phillip for motivation for his performance.
You can hear the influence of my Serial Vignette method of composition, plus the mix of traditional and electronic instruments. Though the "Lindenbaum" lyrical setting intensifies the feeling of gloom and dread during Phillip's vocal part, the movement is multi-dimensional.
The lyrics are Herr Müller's, which are of course public domain. All music © 2017 Andrew Neires DiGelsomina