This is a song cycle for mezzo-soprano or soprano with piano. Texts are poems by Madeleine L’Engle and offer Mary’s (the mother of Christ) perspective of His crucifixion (Friday), burial (Saturday), and resurrection (Sunday). I composed this when I was pregnant with my second daughter, so the maternal vibe was strong. I still marvel at the strength of so many women in the Bible, but Mary is always the most intriguing to me.
Kira Lace Hawkins, mezzo-soprano
Pamela Haynes, piano
Haley Neilson, recording engineer (Summer 2017)
Recorded at Wine Recital Hall, Manchester University