Ave Regina

Ave Regina : Vocal score

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for SSATB unaccompanied No. 1 of McDowall's 'Three Latin Motets', Ave Regina is a gentle and lyrical setting of the text 'Hail, Queen of the Heavens'. The calm and memorable opening phrase is hinted at in passages of more intensity, and its partial statement at the end leaves it lingering after the voices have faded away. Ave Regina has been recorded by the renowned American choir, the Phoenix Chorale, and released on a Grammy award-winning CD by Chandos (Spotless Rose CHSA 5066)).show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 177 x 254 x 1mm | 17g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Latin
  • 0193355574
  • 9780193355576

Review quote

A gentle and lyrical response to the 'Queen of the heavens . . . from whom the light came into the world'. In fifty-five bars McDowall's sparing Ave Regina is truly trenchant, so too is its scope; with the highlighting of key words glowingly effective. * Howard Smith, Music and Vision, March 08 * Once again, sensitivity to the words - their passion, their dignity, and their metrical quantities - is faultless. * Peter Dale, Choir & Organ Sept 06 *show more

About Cecilia McDowall

Educated at Edinburgh and London Universities, Cecilia McDowall has been described by the International Record Review as having a 'communicative gift that is very rare in modern music. An award-winning composer, McDowall is often inspired by extra-musical influences, and her choral writing combines rhythmic vitality with expressive lyricism. Her music has been commissioned, performed, and recorded by leading choirs, among them Phoenix Chorale and the Choir of New College, Oxford, and is regularly programmed at prestigious festivals in Britain and abroad.show more