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Mary Had A Baby - guitar sextet

9th September 2019

Mary Had A Baby and the Train Done Gone

This Afro-American Spiritual contains the words "and the train done gone" - a phrase that is said to represent the Gospel Train taking people to a better life.

And what better excuse than to underpin a gloriously choral melody with some steam engine pistons and whistles!

It suits 6 guitars, but a large ensemble will find it easier to make a massive and impressive sound, and you can take the piece at whatever speed seems comfortable - it works slowly and it works quickly!

 

You can hear a snippet and see some of the score on the SMP website

 

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