Mary, Mary by Richard K Avery. Arranged by Donald S Marsh. For 2-part choir (any combination of voices) and piano (with optional 2 octave handbells (2 octave handchimes)). Sacred Anthem, Advent. Octavo. Published by Chorister's Guild (LO.CGA1216).
Michael Burkhardt's arrangement of "Mary, Mary" is a haunting and thoughtful adaptation of Avery and Marsh's original song. The text explores the different names of Jesus-- Lord, Shepherd, Savior, and King--and what the Christ child means to all of God's people. As the vocal line splits into two parts, the composer uses canon techniques and rhythmic lines against sustained lines, producing an interesting yet accessible piece for all ages.