Mother Would Comfort Me (Sawyer, Charles Carroll)

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Work Title Mother Would Comfort Me
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Composer Sawyer, Charles Carroll
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 6
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 song
First Publication. 1863
Librettist Composer
Language English
Dedication Bereaved Mothers
Average DurationAvg. Duration 8-9 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, mixed chorus (SATB), piano

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One edition has the following preface to the song: A soldier in one of the New York regiments, after being severally wounded, was taken prisoner, and after lying in the hospital a number of days, he was told by those who were in attendance that “they could do no more for him,” that he must die. For a few moments the poor fellow seemed in deep thought; reviving a little, he turned slowly toward those near him, and after thanking them for the kind manner in which they had treated him during his sickness, a sweet smile passed over his pale face, and with a firm voice he said, “Mother would comfort me if she were here.” Those were his last words.