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Ode to a Virgin and Mother

for an ensemble of eight voices

Year:  1995 Instrumentation:  SSAATTBB

Year:  1995
Instrumentation  SSAATTBB

Composer:   Ivan Patterson

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-2.

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Baroque Voices with funding from Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand, Toi Aotearoa

Text note

Texts taken from the Song of Solomon, Old Testament; Rufus (written at the time of Christ, fantasizing about a virgin), and snippets of poems by Lebanese women (about giving birth under trying circumstances)

Performance history