Your cart

Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.


Six Mother Courage Songs

for soprano and piano

Year:  1972   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  1972
Duration:  10m

Kit Powell

Composer:   Kit Powell


To borrow items or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at


Six Mother Courage Songs were written for a performance of Brecht's Mother Courage in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre in Christchurch under the combined direction of Don McAra and Mervyn Thompson in 1972. They were revised and arranged as a cycle for Soprano and Piano in 1985 in Switzerland and again in 2004.

Contents note

1. Here's Mother Courage
2. The Song of the Great Capitulation
3. On the Highway
4. The Song of the Fishwife and the Soldier
5. Mother Courage's Lullaby
6. From Ulm to Metz

Text note

Text by Bertold Brecht "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder", and translation by Eric Bentley

Performance history

Performed by Fiona Powell (soprano) and Annette Burkhard (piano)