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Ave Maria: Vocal score Sheet music – August 31, 2006
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It is a beautifully moving piece, with a tranquil, 5/8 rocking theme heard in various different keys. It culminates in a descending chain of overlapping phrases on 'benedicta tu', before what can only be the voice of the angel in the form of a solo soprano sings a final 'Ave Maria'. * Church Music Quarterly June 2007 * As with the majority of his choral work, John Rutter's Ave Maria features plenty of fluent and lyrical melodic writing, underpinned with generally reassuring harmonies that are intensified through emotive key changes. Although a 5/8 time signature prevails, the material is largely instinctive and stepwise, and should be appealing for a wide range of performers. . . The edition is clean and clear. * Tom Wiggall, Music Teacher July 07 *
About the Author
John Rutter was born in London in 1945 and studied music at Clare College, Cambridge. His compositions embrace choral, orchestral, and instrumental music, and he has edited or co-edited various choral anthologies, including four Carols for Choirs volumes with Sir David Willcocks and the Oxford Choral Classics series. From 1975 to 1979 he was Director of Music at Clare College, and in 1981 he formed his own choir, the Cambridge Singers. He now divides his time between composition and conducting and is sought after as a guest conductor for the world's leading choirs and orchestras.