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John Ritchie: Zhivago's Mary Magdalene Songs and Zhivago's Christmas Star - hardcopy SCOREHardcopy fascimile
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Two major settings for voice and piano of extended poems written by Dr Zhivago. Both are personal and intense utterances from the woman who came closer than any other to Jesus.
Commissioned by Judy Bellingham with assistance from Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand) and NZ Composers' Foundation
Two songs: "As soon as night..."; "Before the festival..."
Text by Boris Pasternak, poems translated by Max Hayward and Manya Harari
Performed by Judy Bellingham (soprano) and Terence Dennis (piano)