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I sing of a maiden

Accompanied; Upper voices

For soprano solo or upper voices, and organ or piano or orchestra
Setting a well-loved medieval text, this effective piece paints the story of Jesus through lyrical melodies and beautiful harmonic surprises. The vocal lines offer both powerful intensity and skilful dialogue, and are supported by a pulsing keyboard part. This version is flexibly scored for soprano solo or upper voices (two-part or unison). Also available in a version for SATB and organ/piano.

In this short video, John Rutter shares why he chose to set this text, and his advice for choirs when performing it.

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Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Published: 15 April 2021
Paperback | 4 pages
254 x 178mm
ISBN: 9780193556829

Programme notes

This tender, lyrical fifteenth-century poem on the theme of the Virgin Mary and the coming of Christ, has been set to music by many composers.

Download John's programme notes on this piece

I sing of a maiden


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