Cruel Mother Sarah Dacey

Cruel Mother cover
Text/libretto by
Traditional
Duration
4 mins
Composed
2008
Published
2016
Categories

Voice, unaccompanied Vocal Trio

Instrumentation
2 Soprano, 1 Alto

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Programme note

This is a very old cautionary ballad that, like many folk tales, has no definite origin, there being many different versions from around Europe. I shifted the tonality of the melody from the Cecil Sharp arrangement to something slightly less cheery.

First performed by Juice Vocal Ensemble in December 2008 at St. James Piccadilly, London.

Premiere
Juice Vocal Ensemble, St James Piccadilly, London, December 2008
Performances
  • 1 Dec 2008 |

    St. James’ Piccadilly, London

    |

    Juice Vocal Ensemble

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