VARIATIONS ON A MARIAN HYMN Ya Mariamu lbikru fuqti, for string quintet

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VARIATIONS ON A MARIAN HYMN Ya mariamu lbikru fuqti for string quintet, 17', Bayonne, 2024, U.M.P., -, -, -.


Other versions : 1/ for string quartet  2/ for string orchestra


Theme : Moderato - Var. 1 : Andante - Var. 2 : Allegro moderato - Var. 3 : Mesto - Var. 4 : Allegro - Var. 5 : Allegro fugato - Var. 6 : Lento - Var. 7 : Allegro vivace


The exposition of the Coptic-Maronite Marian hymn Ya mariamu lbikru fuqti is followed by a set of variations in different characters, keys and textures, paraphrasing the melody and the text of the eight verses by author Mgr Youssef Derian (1861-1920), translated into English by my friend Fadi El Ounsi. The composition of this work was completed on January 1, 2019, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.