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Alma redemptoris mater

Composer: Matteo Magistrali

Words from composer:

Alma Redemptoris Mater is a Marian antiphon from the Adventide in which Mary, the mother of the Redeemer, is exalted for her innumerable virtues and prayed by the people of faithful.

The piece opens with a pseudo-aleatory section that forms the background to the first part of the Gregorian melody, performed by the male sections of the choir.

Then begin a polyphonic section: here we can find sweet and intimate moments that describe wonderful characteristics, alternated with other incisive ones, in which the faithful ask to Mary her intercession.

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Description

Composer: Matteo Magistrali
Parts: SATB
Accompaniment: A cappella
Language: Latin
Performance Duration: 3’30”
Pages: 8