A Mother's Plea, version for solo cello and strings

Sonja Grossner
Sonja Grossner
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double bass
Scored for
Solo, String orchestra
Type of score
Full score, Solo part
Year of composition

The original version is for orchestra and solo cello from my ballet; "The Little Match Girl" Here the mother finds her child frozen and prays for the life of her child. This version is for cello solo and string orchestra. 'The Mother's Plea', is taken from the fourth movement from my original composition, that I have added on to the original story line, giving the original story a happier and far more positive ending.
In my version, the mother appears on the scene searching for her child. She is in despair as she discovers her child frozen. People passing discover the mother with her child, but they are unable to help. It is too late. They gather around the mother and try to comfort her. The frantic pleas and prayers from the mother are heard and answered as the grand mother appears as a ghost. She brings the child back to life. People come out of their houses and see in amazement the wonderful things that are happening. The little girl awakens, and finds herself in the arms of her mother. Mother and child reunited dance together. The grandmother appears again one last time in the distance. People come out of their houses bringing food and presents, sharing everything with everyone. The little girl is the centre to all that is happening. There is plenty of presents and food,
especially for the little girl.
I have given this tragic tale a joyful and happy end. It need not end as in the original story.

Upload date: 27 May 2016


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