This piece is part of the collection Christmas Rarities.
This Gaelic melody has lyrics believed to be written by a Catholic missionary to Scotland. It is a lullaby sung by Mary to Jesus. The 29 lyrics (3 are included in this printing) shift between adoration of this baby that will be the Messiah and comments about the mother’s belief that she is unworthy to be Jesus’ mother.
It is relatively unknown, but is a gorgeous piece and will find a place in Christmas concerts and sanctuaries everywhere.
Key: F Mixolydian/Bb Major
Mood: calm, awestruck
Pedagogy: pedaling, rubato, phrasing.