Ave Maria a 6 (Charles H. Giffen)

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Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2020-02-13).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 128 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Please inform the composer of any performance, recording, or other use (including modifications) of this work.

General Information

Title: Ave Maria a 6
Composer: Charles H. Giffen

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SMzATBarB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 2020

Description: This six-part Ave Maria setting is a contrafactum of the composer's Ave verum corpus. There is a short prolation canon in two voices with a decorative third voice at the phrase "et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus Christus."
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The phrase "Ora pro nobis" is announced in the lower three voices and then repeated in the upper three voices in a strict inversion about D.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria.