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Ave Maria I
1989; mixed voices SSAATBB, unaccompanied; in E major
author of text
Antiphon for the Blessed Virgin Mary

'Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works' (CDA67799)
Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works
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Ave Maria I
The E major Ave Maria I is Dubra’s first piece in Latin and dates from 1989, just before the end of the Soviet occupation. The motet is a beautiful and understated expression of joy with the main theme always resolving upwards into the tonic key of E. According to the eighteenth-century poet and musician Christian Schubart, in his Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst, ‘full delight lies in E major’. The repetition in this prayer can be seen as a form of emotional development which aspires to spiritual calmness and oneness with God.

from notes by Rupert Gough © 2009

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67799 track 15
Recording date
10 January 2009
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Dubra: Hail, Queen of Heaven & other choral works (CDA67799)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 2009
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