- beloved Marian text
- familiar Renaissance music
- simple, effective SATB writing
This motet is part of our "Treasury of Sacred Music" Series, a collection of choral gems about which Vatican Council II was speaking in Sacrosanctam concilium:
"The treasury of sacred music is to be preserved and cultivated with great care."
This setting of the "Ave Maria" by Jacob Arcadelt has, over the centuries, become almost as familiar as the text itself.
It is from motets such as these that the traditional rules of music theory developed.
One can easily hear in the beauty of the voice leading and harmonic structure why standard "Classical Harmony" has endured and is still being taught today to every beginning music theory student.
Our edition is compiled by Prof. Andrea Angelini, the Director of "Alessandro Grandi" Choir of Rimini Cathedral and the Artistic Director of the International Festival "Voci dall'America e Suoni dell'Organo" which takes place each spring in Rimini, Italy.
He brings to his editions the precision of a scholar and the pragmatism of a church choir director.
Order #: 7012
- Treasury Series
- SATB Choir
- a cappella