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Ave Maria



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"Ave Maria" is the second a capella choral piece I have written. I wished
to paint the words of the liturgical Ave Maria text, creating a sense of
warmth and comfort. The first melodic line sung by the sopranos is
repeated throughout the piece by various voice parts. I also experimented
with using an "inverted" form of this short motif later in the
composition, attempting to create consistency even if no distinct melody
was present. The piece was written in July and August of this year, and I
began ensemble rehearsals in early October.

While this is a live recording, I originally used Garageband to pencil in the music before using Finale to create the score.
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Uploaded: Dec 10, 2007 - 01:20:26 PM
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2007 - 01:20:26 PM Last Played: Jul 25, 2019 - 07:24:03 AM
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said 4275 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
this is breathtaking. absolutely beautiful. i know where to go if i want choral backgrounds in my songs now. wow.
Allen, in stunned silence.
Doadars Uncle said 4274 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Peaceful and inspiring. A moment of respite.

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Enrique Gil said 4236 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
This piece evokes reverence....
and awe.....a sense of contemplation. I sense myself lifted from the pew of a grand cathedral up to the heavens.
Wonderful...simply wonderful!
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thetiler said 4211 days ago (February 12th, 2008)
I gotta start digging deeper into macjams, I had to go way down in the numbers and come up with this gem. Why isn't thin on the top part???:)

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TobinMueller said 4188 days ago (March 6th, 2008)
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful work. Who is singing?
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said 4177 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Ave Maria
Lovely choral writing, and nice suspensions to boot.
Briguy777 said 3306 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
choir; an excellent piece worthy of The Mother of God. Absolutely beautiful!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 3306 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
ave maria
high standard of composition with great attention to detail. lots of meaning, feeling and invokes the usual reactions to the listener such as contemplation (as someone has also mentioned). cheers
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Name: Jason Saunders
Location: Vancouver WA U.S.A.
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Jason Saunders was born in Danvers, Mass. and currently resides in Vancouver, Washington. His musical interests include choral teaching, composing, voice, and piano. He has little theory background but enjoys composing anyway. He is currently attendi... [see more]

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