Mother Courage and Her Children (album)

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]

Mother Courage and Her Children
Studio album by
Released28 February 2010
GenreRock/musical theatre
LabelReel to Reel
Duke Special chronology
Little Revolutions
Mother Courage and Her Children
The Silent World of Hector Mann

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

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

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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