Winner of the ACCC composers competition in 2000, the piece requires two good soprano soloists and an equally good pianist. Divisi is two part. Suitable for womens or accomplished childrens choir. Rollin Smith wrote in “The American Organist” (January 2005): Allan Bevan is an extremely talented composer of ravishing sacred choral music in a traditional style….if your choir can’t sing this “Ave Maria” you should hire two good sopranos to perform it just so your congregation can hear something as beautiful as this! The two soloists rest after the first eight measures while the two-part trebles continue. Then the soloists sing to the end, and the “choir” only joins with them in the last three measures. The piece could be sung by a two-part choir or just two soloists. This is beyond recommended!
Ave Maria, gratia plena:
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
Hail Mary, full of grace:
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.
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SA – with piano $2.35 CP 1049 – duration – 4:00
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