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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.
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 by Bertold Brecht "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder", and translation by Eric Bentley
Performed by Fiona Powell (soprano) and Annette Burkhard (piano)