Maiden Bliss - Neil Sands

Duration: 3'30"
Ensemble: SA organ
Grading: Easy/Medium
CMP281 Full score £2.50

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Maiden Bliss is an enchanting setting of a relatively unknown verse of Christina Rossetti's In the bleak midwinter, a verse absent from some hymnals and collections. It paints a simple picture of Mary kissing her son, the newborn Jesus, a privilege denied even the throng of angels gathered in witness.

A live recording of Ely Cathedral Girls singing Maiden Bliss during evensong on 13 December, 2023 under Sarah MacDonald is here.

It's for SA choir, so is suited to churches with no tenor or bass singers, and can be successfully performed by only a few singers.