Pawel Lukaszewski: Ave Maria (Mixed Voice Double Chorus A Cappella)

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Publisher: Chester Music
Composer: Pawel Lukaszewski
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

This piece for double choir (which has a companion Ave maris stella devised for separate performance) is grounded in traditional harmonic progression.

An astonishing build-up of devotional intensity is achieved with near-exclusive reference to the notes of the G major diatonic scale.

At the pinnacle of the piece an electrifying F natural is introduced, which, in combination with an A minor triad, replicates the climactic chord from the development section of the opening movement of Beethoven’s 3rd ('Eroica') Symphony. The ‘Eroica chord’ has iconic status in Polish music, playing a major role in the final movement of Górecki’s famed Symphony No.3 (the 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs').

Published on: 24 January 2011
No of pages: 8
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH75207

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        9 out of 10


        Harrogate GB Expect delays!
        It's an audience pleaser with traditional harmonies albeit in the equivalent of a double-choir work with an unusual structure of choice parts.
        It isn't tediously long!
        It is moderately easy.
        Well worth it as a new piece that isn't "modern".
        None, actually.
        Confirmed purchase: 02 October 2015
        Published on: 04 November 2015