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