By Aldo Thomas Ceresa

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Mulkern. L.M.

An E minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2009.

Text from John Needham, 1768.

Listen to recordings:

  • Mulkern (2010 WMSHC Composium)

  • Mulkern (Aldo,Jesse,Lauren,Kelsey,Julian,Kendahl; Feb. 2010)

  • Mulkern* (Aldo, Ian, Michael, Greg, Lauren; July 31 2011)

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Written in November and December, 2009 for Greg Mulkern, a great and dear friend, collaborator, and fellow tunewriter. This tune was sung at the 2010 Keystone and 2010 Western Massachusetts Composiums. It was also sung by The Art Mob in their Spring, 2010 concerts.


Awake, my tongue, thy tribute bring
To Him Who gave Thee pow’r to sing;
Praise Him Who is all praise above,
The source of wisdom and of love.

Through each bright world above, behold
Ten thousand thousand charms unfold;
Earth, air, and mighty seas combine
To speak His wisdom all divine.