Ave Maria (Brahms)

Thanks to Chamber Choir of Europe and Nicol Matt for this beautiful recording. For song description and sheet music, see below.

Description: For decades, my favourite piano piece was a Brahms Intermezzo, Opus 118, No. 2. One day, while playing it on the piano, I thought I could hear a choir singing along! Five years later, after much experimentation, a brand new “Ave Maria” was born. Suitable for Christmas or other seasons. Dedicated to Geneviève Lajoie.

Nicol Matt and his amazing Chamber Choir of Europe gave the world premiere performances in Austria and Germany in July 2019. I was thrilled to hear “Ave Maria” sung at a special concert in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, at which John Rutter received the European Church Music Award.

Sheet music (SATB div.):  https://cypresschoral.com/composers/david-rain/ave-maria/