I sing of a maiden (Frances Cockburn, SSAA)
performance time approx 2m 00s
Range S1: g' – f'' / S2: f' – f'' / A1: d' – e'' / A2: d' – c''
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In this strophic and lilting setting of one of the most beautiful medieval English hymns to Mary, the four closely spaced vocal lines create fluctuations of dissonance and consonance. Specially effective in an ethereal acoustic.
I sing of a maiden that is makeless;[matchless
King of all kinges to her son she ches.[chose
He came all so still where his mother was,
As dew in April that falleth on the grass.
He came all so still to his mother's bower,
As dew in April that falleth on the flower.
He came all so still where his mother lay,
As dew in April that falleth on the spray.[spreading branch
Mother and maiden was never none but she;
Well may such a lady Godës mother be.[God's mother
Medieval English, adapted
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