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Mary, Did You Know?

By Kathy Mattea

Piano Solo - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Kathy Mattea. Arranged by Jeremy Yowell. Individual Part. 5 pages. Published by Jeremy Yowell (H0.273659-6676).

Item Number: H0.273659-6676

2017 Holiday Contest Entry

Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene havecreated what has quickly become a contemporary, Christmas classic. Recorded bypopular artists from Clay Aiken to Pentatonix, this compelling song remains atthe top of the charts around the world.

In this piano arrangement, I’vetried to capture that mysterious contemplation the lyricists have sosuccessfully communicated. Of course, the minor tonality helps to create themood, but I’ve also tried to paint the image of a young mother gently rockingher newborn infant. Don’t rush or overpower the simplicity of the gentlemelody.

As an arranger, I couldn’t ignore the emphatic statementthat concludes the piece — “This sleeping Child You’re holding / Is the great IAM.” A fiery, double-octave finale punctuates this great realization and givesthe arrangement a virtuosic finish.

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  • 2017-10-16 09:39:06.0 Mary, Did You Know

    Love it! This is the most requested song for me to play at Christmas. Jeremy's arrangement speaks the words so clearly. I know I will be coming back to this arrangement year after year.

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