Mother Courage and Her Children (album)

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Mother Courage and Her Children
Duke Special Mother Courage.jpg
Studio album by Duke Special
Released 28 February 2010
Genre Rock/musical theatre
Length 36:53
Label Reel to Reel
Duke Special chronology
Little Revolutions
(2009)Little Revolutions2009
Mother Courage and Her Children
The Silent World of Hector Mann
(2010)The Silent World of Hector Mann2010

Mother Courage and her Children is a 2010 album by Duke Special, featuring the songs he composed and performed for the National Theatre's 2009 production of Berthold Brecht's play Mother Courage and Her Children,[1] with Brecht's lyrics translated by Tony Kushner.[2]

It was released both on its own and as part of a box set entitled The Stage, A Book And The Silver Screen, which also includes The Silent World of Hector Mann and the Huckleberry Finn EP, funded via the online crowdsourcing platform PledgeMusic.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Tony Kushner; all music composed by Duke Special, except where noted.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Prelude"   2:55
2. "Mother Courage"   3:28
3. "Eilif (Song about the soldier and his wife)" Duke Special and Paul Pilot[4] 4:07
4. "Yvette (Song of fraternization)"   3:51
5. "Song of The Hours"   4:58
6. "The Great Capitulation"   3:32
7. "Soldier’s Song"   1:42
8. "Mother Courage (and the threat of peace)"   1:05
9. "Cook’s Song"   3:18
10. "Farmhouse Song"   2:02
11. "Lullaby"   2:22
12. "Mother Courage Finale"   3:38


  1. ^ Features: Duke Special, Culture Northern Ireland, 29 June 2010
  2. ^ Erin Elizabeth, Interviews: Duke Special, QRO, 11 November 2009
  3. ^ Jack Foley, Duke Special - The Stage, a Book and the Silver Screen, IndieLondon
  4. ^ Duke Special, "The Songs of Mother Courage" 2010,

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