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Hail Mary

Year of composition
2007
Publisher
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

This "Hail Mary" was written in the style of ancient Plainsong chant. It is for solo voice or unison ensemble. There is no meter to the piece–its rhythms follow the traditional prayer lyrics. It should have been written with no bar lines, but I could not make my Sibelius do that! In Am, with an Aeolian modal feel. It would also sound beautiful with a simple A-E 5th drone underneath the melody. I woke up from a deep dream with this haunting melody in my head, set with these traditional sacred words. Published by Lyrica Press.

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