Ave Maria on the Enigmatic Scale for Mixed Chorus a cappella

Ave Maria on the Enigmatic Scale for Mixed Chorus a cappella

(Composer's note)
The piece has been inspired by the Ave Maria of Giuseppe 
Verdi, who was among the first composers to adopt the 
Enigmatic scale, which was in turn coined by Adolfo 
Crescentini in 1888. This musical scale is pretty unusual, 
with elements of both major and minor scales, as well as the
whole-tone scale. Despite the weird sound of such a scale, 
I made an effort to create a natural harmonization of it 
(most of which on 'Cantus Firmus'), in order to show its 
intrinsic richness. However, the 'Cantus Firmus'- shown to 
basses from measure 3 to 10 and afterwards transposed into 
pseudo-subdominant to tenors from 28 to 35, and again to 
basses from 36 to 40 - is not the principal element.
Actually, I wanted to focus the attention on the strict 
counterpoint between the voices, which is the real element 
leading to the increase and decrease of musical tensions. 
Thus, the composition starts and ends with pureness of 
intervals of fifth, which have also a clear mystic-symbolic 
meaning. These intervals suggest the further material for 
the whole development of the piece.

Panamusica Code GD2303
Price 432JPY non-discounted items
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  • Composer: DE GIACOMETTI, Raffaele
  • Arranger:
  • Publisher: Pana Musica Publisher
  • Author of the text:
  • Text arranger:
  • Type of Choir: Mixed
  • Number of Voice Parts: 4
  • Voicing: SATB
  • Accompaniment: A Cappella
  • Language 1: Latin
  • Language 2:
  • Duration: 5'00"
  • Page: 8
  • Artist:

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1 Ave Maria on the Enigmatic Scale DE GIACOMETTI, Raffaele

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  1. Ave Maria on the Enigmatic Scale
    Composer: DE GIACOMETTI, Raffaele
    Arranger:
    Artist:
    Author of the text:
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    Tonality:
    Type of Choir: 4
    Voicing: SATB
    Accompaniment: A Cappella
    Language 1: Latin
    Language 2:
    Duration: 5'00"

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