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Ave Maria a 4

4vv SATB; of questionable authenticity; first printed by Pedrell in 1913
author of text
Antiphon to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Almost all Victoria’s surviving works were printed in his lifetime; many of his motets were reprinted as many as six times. Of the few works that survive only in manuscript some were wrongly attributed to him by Pedrell at the beginning of the twentieth century. The four-part Ave Maria, perhaps rightly, continues to be accepted as Victoria’s, though it has to be noted that Pedrell first printed it in 1913 and its source remains obscure.

from notes by Bruno Turner © 1984

Victoria vit presque toutes les œuvres qui nous ont été conservées de lui publiées de son vivant—nombre de ses motets connurent jusqu’à six réimpressions. Parmi les quelques pièces n’ayant survécu qu’en manuscrit, certaines lui furent imputées, à tort, par Pedrell, au début du XXe siècle. L’Ave Maria à quatre parties continue d’ailleurs à lui être attribué, peut-être à raison, même si, notons-le, Pedrell l’imprima pour la première fois en 1913 et que sa source demeure obscure.

extrait des notes rédigées par Bruno Turner © 1984
Français: Hypérion

Fast alle überlieferten Werke Victorias erschienen bereits zu seinen Lebzeiten im Druck und viele seiner Motetten wurden bis zu sechs Mal neu aufgelegt. Von den wenigen Werken, die nur als Manuskript überliefert sind, hat Pedrell am Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts irrtümlicherweise Victoria einige zugeschrieben. Das vierstimmige Ave Maria wird jedoch vielleicht zu Recht weithin als eine Komposition Victorias akzeptiert, obwohl darauf hingewiesen werden sollte, dass es erstmals im Jahre 1913 von Pedrell gedruckt wurde und dass die Quelle des Werks nach wie vor unbekannt ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Bruno Turner © 1984
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


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Track 10 on CDGIM010 [2'15]
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Part 1: Ave Maria, gratia plena
Track 15 on CDA68359 [1'12]
Part 2: Sancta Maria, mater Dei
Track 16 on CDA68359 [1'30]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68359 track 16

Sancta Maria, mater Dei
Recording date
20 November 2017
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
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