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Don't You Know, Mary?

From "Simon Bore the Cross"

Margaret Bonds

Text Author: Langston Hughes

Editor: Frederick A. Binkholder

Words © 1964 Estate of Langston Hughes, admin. Harold Ober Associates Inc. Music © 1964 Estate of Margaret Bonds, admin. GIA. Published in 2021 by GIA Publications, Inc.

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Item #: G-10354     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SATB

Accompaniment: Keyboard

Series: AACMS

Difficulty Level: E/M


This piece, with words by Langston Hughes, is from Margaret Bonds’ cantata Simon Bore the Cross. The cantata pulls into sharp focus individuals of African descent who were integral components of the gospel story: King Balthazar and Simon of Cyrene. A moving piece for Good Friday.

Categories: African American, Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: Good Friday

Topical: Cross, Marian

Style: Anthem

Number of Pages: 16

Language: English

Format: Octavo