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Music Text

Vesper hymn to Mary (L)

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Boosey & Hawkes

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World Premiere
Truro Cathedral, Truro
Truro Cathedral Choir / Christopher Gray
Repertoire Note

Choral level of difficulty: 1 (5 greatest)

A simple chordal setting of these lovely words in praise of the Virgin Mary. MacMillan gives very helpful and evocative tips about colours like ‘warm’ and ‘misterioso’ at key points. At the end the texture is enriched by the soprano line taking off on a soaring descant up to a top A before subsiding to a quiet D major chord for the end.

Repertoire Note by Paul Spicer

Recommended Recording

The Elysian Singers/Sam Laughton
Signum SIGCD575

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