Ave Maria by Giulio Caccini (1545-1618). Arranged by Patrick M. Liebergen. Choir Secular. For Opt. Flute (3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB)). Choral Octavo; Masterworks. Choral Designs. Masterwork Arrangement. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.20143).
This haunting melody has been recorded by everyone from Charlotte Church to Andrea Bocelli and no wonder: it's gorgeous. And the harmonies are lush, and unexpected for a 16th century piece. The voice writing is straightforward, with no surprises; Patrick Liebergen lets the beautiful melody and harmonies speak for themselves. The piano accompaniment is supportive and an optional flute part is included. The Ave Maria text makes it appropriate for school or church use, year round.
Inst. Parts Available (choral).