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Ave Maria

author of text
Antiphon for the Blessed Virgin Mary

Ave Maria is a classic late-renaissance double-choir setting, with short answering phrases between the groups which culminate in sonorous eight-part sections. The alternatim method is especially effective at ‘ora pro nobis peccatoribus’ (‘pray for us sinners’).

from notes by Peter Phillips © 2005

Ave Maria est une mise en musique classique, à double chœur, de la fin de la Renaissance, avec, intercalées entre les groupes, de brèves phrases de réponse culminant en de sonores sections à huit parties. La méthode alternatim est particulière­ment efficace à «ora pro nobis peccatoribus» («prie pour nous, pécheurs»).

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Phillips © 2005
Français: Gimell

Ave Maria ist eine klassische doppel­chörige Spätrenaissance-Vertonung, wobei kurze Phrasen zwischen den Gruppen hin und her geworfen werden, die dann in volltönenden achtstimmigen Passagen kulminieren. Die Alternatims­praxis ist bei „ora pro nobis peccatoribus“ („bitte für uns Sünder“) besonders wirkungsvoll.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Phillips © 2005
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Guerrero: Missa Congratulamini mihi & other works
Studio Master: CDA67836Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets
Studio Master: CDGIM040Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets
GIMSA540This album is not available for download
Lighten our Darkness
COLCD131Download only


Track 12 on CDA67836 [4'24]
Track 7 on CDGIM040 [4'15]
Track 15 on COLCD131 CD1 [5'06] Download only
Track 7 on GIMSA540 [4'15]

Track-specific metadata for CDGIM040 track 7

Recording date
Recording venue
Temple Church, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Steve C Smith & Peter Phillips
Recording engineer
Neil Hutchinson
Hyperion usage
  1. Guerrero: Missa Surge propera & motets (CDGIM040)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: January 2006
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