YOUR LOVE IS A MYSTERY
Emblem for SATB Voices

by Christopher Fulkerson

CF's Composition Desk

CF In His Studio at Fourth and Hugo
About the Time of Work on THE RECOGNITIONS
(and YOUR LOVE IS A MYSTERY)



This little thirteen-bar piece was an "einfall," an inspiration, that I tossed off in ten minutes and have always liked; I think it makes a nice pre-wedding warmup, or cue to the bride to process. It is in a style that most people would recognize as cool jazz. The text, that only a bride could love, was written to suit the mood of the music:

Your love is a mystery
Oh I love you and want you always and always
To feel my love. I love you.

Of course it can be transposed as necessary (in the printed version the highest soprano note is only an F) and the lower bass notes in measures 6-8 can be taken up an octave, as long as they are each still below the tenor part. However, revoicing the last "I love you" would not be ideal.

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c Copyright 1985 by Christopher Fulkerson. This page was first posted August 23, 2010.

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