Ave Maria a 6 (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • (Posted 2020-02-13)  CPDL #57025:       
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."

\relative c {
<pre>{ \clef treble \time 4/2 \tempo 2 = 64 r2 f'1( e2) | f g a g | a a e c | f e c d | e( f) e1 | g( f2) e | a1( gis2) a | f g!1 fis2 | }
  \set Staff.midiInstrument = #"string ensemble 2"
<p>\new Staff 
<pre>{ \clef treble \time 4/2 r\breve | a,2 bes c c~ | c d b! e | d c e b | cis( d1) cis2 | b( c! a) g | a( b1) c2 | a g b( d) | }
  \set Staff.midiInstrument = #"string ensemble 2"
<p>\new Staff
<pre>{ \clef bass \time 4/2 r1 f,1~( | f e) | f g | a g | a a | e c | f e | c d | }
  \set Staff.midiInstrument = #"string ensemble 2"
<p>>> }

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.