for unaccompanied SSATB choir (with optional soprano solo)
Combining a number of early lullaby texts in one setting, Adam and the Mother is a haunting carol recalling the fall of Adam. It combines irregular melodic lines with lilting ostinato passages and will appeal to experienced choirs looking for a unique addition to the Christmas repertory.
Kerry Andrew's music is infused with elements of world music, jazz, folk, and pop. Holding a PhD in composition from the University of York, Andrew won the Temple Church Choir Composition Prize in 2002, and performers of her work have included The Hilliard Ensemble, The Ebor Singers, John Potter, Nicholas Clapton, and Jane Manning. Her compositions have featured on BBC Radio 3 and 4, Classic FM, and Resonance FM, and at festivals including the York Spring Festival and The BMIC's Cutting Edge series.