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I sing of a maiden

Accompanied; SATB

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. Full score and parts are available to buy from OUP.

Also available in a version for soprano or upper voices (unison or two-part), and organ or piano.


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Duration: 3 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Published: 15 April 2021
Paperback | 8 pages
254 x 178mm
ISBN: 9780193556843

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.

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I sing of a maiden

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


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