Ave Maria (SATB (no divisions), unaccompanied) (2015)

Composed March 27th-April 1st 2015. Dedicated to Jane Champion.

1st performance given by the Merbecke Choir, directed by Huw Morgan, December 5th 2015, Southwark Cathedral, London.

Duration: c. 2′ 45″

Programme note by the composer:

In this setting of the Ave Maria I have opted for a simple, yet mildly dissonant harmonic style. The general dynamic is very quiet apart from the climax ‘ora pro nobis’ (‘pray for us sinners’), which is a dissonant and impassioned plea to the Mother of God.

Mark Hewitt, April 2015

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