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Ave Maria for Flute Choir

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By Gustav Holst

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Flute, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Flute Choir - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Lisa Ochoco. 20th Century, Funeral, Recital. Score, Set of Parts. 28 pages. Published by Lisa Ochoco (S0.891005).

Item Number: S0.891005

Gustav Holst was a British composer and trombonist. After graduating from the Royal College of Music, he made his living as a musician until he obtained teaching positions at St. Paul's Girls' School and Morley College, where he was quite a great teacher and composer.

His most well-known composition is "The Planets".

Ave Maria was composed in 1900, shortly after he graduated from college, while he was making a meager living as a trombonist. It was originally written for women's double choir. It is said that this was the first composition that earned him public attention.

This arrangement for flute choir has been altered a little. Holst wrote this for a treble choir: 4 sopranos and 4 altos, or double SSAA. This arrangement is the equivalent to double SSAT or double SSAB voicing. I incorporated 2 altos and 2 basses to add depth.

Duration: 5 minutes

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