I Tell Me Ma

Women's four part

All four equal parts: A3 - D5

This is a rolicking folk song from Northern Ireland, in a playful arrangement punctuated with stamps and claps. It starts off in unison, and then progessively fragments the texture, tossing fragments of melody from part to part in the verses, and weaving the choruses into fleeting patterns of imitation. All the parts are vocally easy to sing, but it needs quick wits and good teamwork to bring together.

Here is Magenta giving its very first performance: