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Six Mother Courage Songs were written for a performance of Brecht's Mother Courage in the Ngaio Marsh Theatre in Christchurch under the combined direction of Don McAra and Mervyn Thompson in 1972. They were revised and arranged as a cycle for soprano and piano in 1985 in Switzerland and again in 2004. The soprano and harp version was arranged in November, 2007.
1. Here's Mother Courage
2. The Song of the Great Capitulation
3. On the Highway
4. The Songs of the Fishwife and the Soldier
5. Mother Courage's Lullaby 6. From Ulm to Metz
Text by Bertold Brecht "Mutter Courage und ihre Kinder" and English translation by Eric Bentley