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Ave

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Christmas
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The Christmas Choral & Vocal Music series

Recital Music has developed a large, exciting and eclectic catalogue of Christmas music for choirs in recent years. Some works are published for the first time, others are in new editions, and we aim to provide accessible and enjoyable choral music for choirs of all ages and abilities. Enjoy!


Scored for Soprano Solo, Female Choir & Piano.

Ave is a cycle of Marian Hymns and Carols (Ave Maria / There is no Rose / I Sing of a Maiden / A Hymn to the Virgin / Ave Maria) which can be performed at Christmas or at any time of the year. The style is lyrical and approachable, atmospheric and ethereal, with a strongly independent and supportive piano accompaniment, also playable by two pianos or brass ensemble. Dramatic and lyrical by turns, there is much here to enjoy and challenge, and is a must for any adventurous female choir.

A version for Soprano Solo, SATB Choir & Piano is in preparation. Please contact Recital Music for further details.

The composer writes: "Ave was originally composed for SATB and two pianos in 1987 and was premiered at Eton College Hall the following year by Egham and District Choral Society. A version with brass ensemble accompaniment was produced for a Masses Surrey School Choirs concert in Guildford Civic Hall in 1989, and this edition for female voices was produced in 2004 for Bruton School for Girls.

The words of Ave, which are all anonymous and mediaeval, are all hymns and carols concerned with the Virgin Mary. Although some of the texts are often associated with Christmas, there is no reason why this piece should not be performed at any time of the year."


Guy Turner has composed a wealth of vocal and choral music, written in a popular and accessible style. He has combined a successful career as a composer and a Director of Music and is currently a Lay Clerk at Southwell Minster.


Difficulty: Medium
28 pages / A4 format / Paperback
Duration: c.10 minutes

Cat No. RMS030
ComposerGuy Turner
CategoryChoral (upper Voices)
PublisherRecital Music
SeriesChristmas Choral & Vocal Music
ISMN 979-0-57045-830-1
EAN-13 9790570458301
Weight 90 grams
Availability OUT OF PRINT.
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See also...
RMS014  Ubi Caritas (CHORAL (MIXED VOICES))
RMS015  Pie Jesu (CHORAL (MIXED VOICES))
RMS025  Pie Jesu
RMS029  3 Thoughtful Carols (CAROLS (UPPER VOICES))
RMS087  As Midnight Rings (CAROLS (MIXED VOICES))