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Emma Brown

Mater tenera


Duration, c.7'30''
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Mater tenera (‘tender mother’) is an intimate six-part motet which would enhance any Advent or Christmas service or choral programme, and would also be suitable for Marian Feasts. The piece is characterized by haunting, lullaby-like motives and harmonies, evoking light coming out of darkness.

This motet was inspired by the children's rights campaigner Christina Noble, who wrote that 'one person is enough to make a difference.' Christina grew up in severe poverty and lived on the streets of Dublin. After a recurring dream, she visited Vietnam and began to care for street children. Today, the Christina Noble Children's Foundation has helped raise over a million children and adults from poverty.

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Mater tenera
Choir set · hh549.chs · ISMN 979 0 708185 64 2
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