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Art.Nr. 9780193564275
ISBN 9780193564275
Edition Klavierauszug

Bob Chilcott

Mary, Mother

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for SATB and piano or with organ and optional harp

: SATB und Orgel / Klavier (opt. Harfe)

This sequence of six carols explores the role of Mary in the Christmas story, focussing on her human experience within a story of the divine. The writer Georgia Way places the sycamore tree as a central image: from reflecting instability in Mary's emerging adulthood to symbolizing the regenerative power of the human spirit in the work's closing movement. Chilcott's music perfectly depicts the narrative, musically charting Mary's emotional journey through poignant melodies, rich harmonies, and characterful instrumental textures. The carols that comprise Mary, Mother may be performed individually or as a set. The work has two accompaniment options: piano (using this vocal score) or organ and optional harp