Ballad of Mary Anning Sheet Music | Melanie B. Guerin | SSA Choir
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Ballad of Mary Anning
by Melanie B. Guerin
SSA Choir - Digital Sheet Music

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This haunting piece for SSA women's choir tells the tale of an important but relatively unknown figure from history, amateur paleontologist Mary Anning, whose groundbreaking fossil discoveries on the coast of England contributed to our understanding of prehistoric life and evolution.

Lulling 6/6 rhythms conjure the ebb and flow of the tide along Lyme Regis, where Mary Anning found and sold her fossils. The lyrics reference the tongue twister "She sells sea shells by the sea shore," which some claim was inspired by Anning, as well as descriptions of the "sea dragon" (plesiosaur) that she discovered. After noting that Anning is now buried in the same lias clay that once held her greatest discoveries, the music fades into the sounds of the waves rolling onto shore.

Difficulty: Medium Easy

Optional part also available for alto saxophone.

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