For Unto Us…

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For Unto Us is a one movement work for soprano and orchestra. The text, by the composer, describes the thoughts and feelings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she watches the crucifixion. Mary's process of faith is traced through the sequence of dramatic events which proceed and follow the crucifixion. The work explores symbolic instrumentation, juxtaposition of harmonic languages, and extended techniques for performance and notation. The setting of the text combines traditional operatic idioms with new elements in the music. The duration of this dramatic, quasi-operatic scene is approximately nine minutes.

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1 miniature score (lvii leaves, 41 leaves) ill.

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McBride, Melissa Lyn May 1989.

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For Unto Us is a one movement work for soprano and orchestra. The text, by the composer, describes the thoughts and feelings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, as she watches the crucifixion. Mary's process of faith is traced through the sequence of dramatic events which proceed and follow the crucifixion. The work explores symbolic instrumentation, juxtaposition of harmonic languages, and extended techniques for performance and notation. The setting of the text combines traditional operatic idioms with new elements in the music. The duration of this dramatic, quasi-operatic scene is approximately nine minutes.

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1 miniature score (lvii leaves, 41 leaves) ill.

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  • May 1989

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McBride, Melissa Lyn. For Unto Us…, thesis, May 1989; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501092/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .