Monteverdi - Ave Maris Stella

By: Monteverdi
For: Brass choir
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Composer
Monteverdi
Year of composition
1610
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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"Hymn settings were rarely included in publications of Vespers music in the 17th century. The fact that Monteverdi provided this sublime setting of Ave Maris Stella (Hail, star of the Sea) is indicative of his desire to provide a complete musical service."

The original instrumental lines were not specifically assigned by Monteverdi. For an effective variation in colour, I have arranged this piece to expose several choirs of brass: The Trumpets, Trombones, and standard Quintet. There is also a sence of hemiola with the 3 against 2 feel.

(August 23, 2003)

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