Mahamatar
for Female Voice, Solo Cello (opt), Boys' Voices, Tubular Bells and Strings Cello Part
by John Tavener
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SKU: HL.366160

For Female Voice, Solo Cello (opt), Boys' Voices, Tubular Bells and Strings Cello Part. Composed by John Tavener. Choral. Softcover. Chester Music #CH88150-01. Published by Chester Music (HL.366160).

ISBN 9781705137383. UPC: 840126963434.

Mahámátar is written for Oriental or Middle-Eastern female voice, distant boys' voices (in a vast acoustic), tubular bells and muted strings. The music is an invocation to the Great Mother Mahámátar in Sanskrit, and to the Theotóke (God-bearer) in Greek. Originally written to accompany a film by Werner Herzog which deals with South American Indians who travel for many miles on their knees to venerate the miraculous Ikon of The Mother of God of Guadalupe. Mahámátar may be performed by a solo voice or alternatively the melody could be played by a solo cello, with decorations and improvisations by the singer.