Salus Mundi - Robert Fielding

Duration: 1'15"
Ensemble: SATB unaccompanied
Grading: Medium
CMP334 Full score £1.50

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Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861-1907) was the great great niece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and often suffered from the influence of the Coleridge name in a negative male-dominated literary heritage, yet produced many positive, original and unconventional works. This short poem pinpoints the nature of the Incarnation using very few words.

Written in 2002 for use in Romsey Abbey when the choir paused in procession to reverence the crib, this simple carol begins and ends with a solo treble or soprano voice, and reflects the awe and mystery of the incarnate Christ-child.

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