Jocelyn Hagen is one of the best-loved choral composers working in the USA today. Her Mother’s Song uses a touching translation by Willis Barnstone of an anonymous Japanese text in which the health and well-being of a mother’s child is sought. Commissioned by VOCES8 for their LIVE From London festival in 2020 and scored for unaccompanied SSAATTBB choir, this three-minute piece contains wonderfully rich and sonorous harmonies. Suitable for performance at Christmas/Holidays or at any time for the year.