Ave Maria

Ave Maria : Vocal score

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This simple, well-crafted motet is bright, optimistic, and compelling. Skempton employs artful homophony and sensitive word-setting, and the repetitions of the opening refrain build towards an effective central climax.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 4 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 2mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193517752
  • 9780193517752

About Howard Skempton

Howard Skempton has worked as a composer, accordionist, and music publisher. Renowned for the distinctive clarity of his musical language, in recent years he has concentrated increasingly on writing choral and vocal music. His choral commissions include works for the BBC Singers and the Belfast Philharmonic Society.
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Review quote

Howard Skempton's Ave Maria also has warmth, with the harmony dominated by thirds and sixths. The opening 'Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum'a is repeated four times with the same melody but varied harmonization each time. The climax is on the word 'Jesus', two-thirds of the way through. The final simple cadence is strangely satisfying. * James L Montgomery, www.rscm.com, December 2017 *
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