- for SSAA choir
- 02' 30"
- 3 continuous verses and refrains
|Score (52k)||Page 7||© Rosemary Russell|
A warm long lyrical melody begins in unison. Over the course of 3 verses the tune and accompanying figures are passed around. It finishes Maestoso. The soft refrain of Blessed o blessed indicates Mary relationship with her Lord. The rhythmic impulse varies throughout between 6/8 and 3/4. Whilst harmonically reasonably straight forward, the piece presents good tonal and blending challenges for a women’s ensemble. The piano part can be played as written or embellished. Useful as an anthem or contemporary art song. Ideal for The Big Sing.
- Text Note:
- Based on Luke 1: 46-55
slightly adapted by Rosemary Russell
- Written for the Queen Margaret College Chorale to sing at the Big Sing in 2002
- Difficulty Note:
- Recommended by the composer for the Big Sing competition