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Track(s) taken from CDA66421/2

Ave maris stella, S506

composer
circa 1868

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: December 1989
St Peter's Church, Petersham, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: October 1990
Total duration: 4 minutes 50 seconds

Cover artwork: The Plains of Heaven (detail) (1851/3) by John Martin (1789-1854)
 
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Reviews

'Howard, catching the authentic tinge of hysteria, mounts swiftly upwards in an ecstasy that burns away awareness of mere notes' (Classic CD)
The Ave maris stella exists in three vocal and two instrumental versions, and the text is laid out above the latter. The piano version is quite elaborately coloured compared to the choral original, but the mood remains restrained.

from notes by Leslie Howard 1990

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