Mary Lichlyter

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United States

I'm often quite impressed with what I read about other Score Exchange composers. My story isn't that impressive! I didn't last as a music major in college - long, long ago - and I couldn't figure out why. I had the desire, and I thought I had a modicum of talent. I concluded I just wasn't bright enough. Decades later (literally), I discovered what the problem was: despite what I thought, and despite what my teachers thought, I didn't know how to read music. Once I did learn, I wanted to put it to use, and began studying composition privately. Musical training in college would have been extremely helpful - the way I'm learning now is quite slow - so I have this to say to you who are students: make sure you are really (really!) grounded in the basics, and take advantage of every opportunity you receive to learn!

Score catalogue

Consider the Ravens - Choir + keyboard
In Dulci Jubilo - Brass quartet
Navy Hymn - Orchestra
Carol of the Bagpipers - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Ding Dong Merrily on High - Solo instrument (Handbells)
All Poor Men and Humble - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Snow-White Flowers - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable? - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Dance a Cachucha - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Blessed Be that Maid Marie - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Blow the Man Down - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Bound for South Australia - Solo instrument (Handbells)
Whup! Jamboree - Solo instrument (Handbells)
A Child of the Snows - Voice + keyboard
A-Rovin' - Trio
Aiken Drum - Brass quintet
Amazing Grace - Quartet of Classical Guitars [notation]
Away in a Manger - Choir + keyboard
Canticle of the Bees - Voice + keyboard
Eastern European Carols - Choir + orchestra
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen - Choir + orchestra
He's Gone Away - Quartet
I Am So Glad This Christmas Eve - Duet of Classical Guitar, standard tuning (no rhythms) [tab]
In Dulci Jubilo - Wind quintet
In Freezing Winter Night - Choir + keyboard
In the Shadow of Your Wings - Choir + keyboard
Joy to the World - Choir + orchestra
Joy to the World - Choir + keyboard
Manger Carol - Choir
Masters in this Hall - Duet of Classical Guitar, standard tunings [tab]
Once in Royal David's City - Choir + orchestra
Once in Royal David’s City - Choir + keyboard
Sleepy Tango - Duet of Acoustic Guitars [notation]
The Christmas Story - Choir + keyboard
Tiny King - Choir
Weeping Mary - Choir