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Ave Regina Caelorum

Composer: Robert W. Schaefer
Format: Click & Print Octavo
Voicing: a cappella; SSAATBB
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Bob has written a superior arrangement of this beloved chant melody.  Set in a meter of 5, the basses and tenors open with a haunting rhythmic drone on the first words of the Latin text.  An enchanting interplay develops between the women's and men's sections as they exchange melodic phrases.  A beautiful bell-like rhythmic pattern in the SA section leads to a dramatic cadence.  The piece then concludes as simply as it began.
Topic:  Advent; Annunciation; Marian feasts; Mary Mother of God; Holy Family
Liturgical Season:  Advent
"Schaefer's setting is unified with alternating ostinati (TBB or SAA) in counterpoint with various segments of the chant tune in the other voices. Skillful re-presentaion of a few basic elements creates a variety of beautiful choral textures. Ensembles with enough singers to cover the divisi writing will find the piece to be accessible and rewarding." Rudy Marcozzi, Pastoral Music, August-September 2007
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Series Title:  WLP Choral Series
Arranger:  Robert W. Schaefer
First Line:  Ave Regina Caelorum
Ave Regina, Ave Domina
Hymn Tune:  Chant, Mode VI
Age:  Adult; Children & Youth; Seniors; Teens; Young Adult
Size:  7x10
Length:  8
Copyright:  Arrangement copyright © 2006, World Library Publications

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