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CoverAve Maria [level: Medium]
J. Edmund Hughes: Bio and other works | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 977 | duration: 2:30 | price: $2.05
accompaniment: a cappella


The Ave Maria chant forms the basis for this clever, effective piece. It would be especially beautiful in a reverberant setting.


performance by: Corona del Sol High School Jaztecs, Greg Hebert, conductor [© all rights reserved]

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Ave Maria choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

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"The apex of the evening was J. Edmund Hughes’s breathtaking setting of the Ave Maria. The work evolved precisely under the talent of Bruffy and his intuitive musicians. A long train of overlapping phrases were sculpted and molded out of the air. Following the liquid harmonies of the opening was a stunning aleatoric section. Each singer, by their own accord, sang a musical figure on the words “Ave Maria,” culminating in a lamentable, heart-wrenching crescendo. The work ended with one of the most delicate and awe-evoking “Amens” I have ever heard—it left me breathless and feeling fortunate to have encountered such a wonderful musical moment in my lifetime."
review by: Kansas City Online Journal of the Performing Arts , review of the October, 2011 concert by the Kansas City Chorale, Charles Bruffy, conductor , -


"After having performed this setting of Ave Maria, my students were truly motivated to learn more about chant. Dr. J Edmund Hughes amazingly crafts chant lines with contemporary harmonies, thus enhancing the true meaning of this popular text. "
review by: Greg Hebert, Tempe, AZ - Corona Del Sol High School


Featured on the following reading sessions
2017 | Summer Choral Institute University of South Dakota June 21-24
2016 | Arizona ACDA Summer Workshop July 18-20
2013 | NV ACDA session 11/9
2013 | CA ACDA Summer Reading Session @ ECCO
2013 | WA ACDA Summer Institute
2013 | Utah MEA Trade Secrets Reading Session
2012 | AR ACDA Reading Session
2012 | Northwest ACDA Regional Conference
2011 | Rodney Eichenberger Choral Conducting Workshop
2011 | Univ of Mich Symposium in July
2011 | SDDI Reading Session
2011 | Four Corners Wkshp with Rodney Eichenberger



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