The Four Marys

Composer
David Rizzio
Arranger
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Full details

Mary Hamilton was supposedly one of the "four Marys" who were ladies-in-waiting to the "fifth Mary", Mary, Queen of Scots. She was involved with the Queen's apothecary and was hung for the murder of her child. There is speculation that the "apothecary" was Lord Darnley, the queen�s husband, in disguise. Legend has it that David Rizzio, the Queen�s chamberlain and close confidante found out about the affair and composed the tune and wrote the words. Lord Darnley's anger at Rizzio over the tune then contributed to his decision to murder Rizzio. The drum part represents Mary being led out to the scaffold, with the inevitable results. It should be played quietly but firmly, with the final roll ending suddenly.


Score ID
76560
Composer
David Rizzio
Arranger
Lyricist
David Rizzio
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Instrumentation
Choir
Genre
Other
Licensing

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