Hevene Quene

Publisher: OUP Oxford
Product Code: 9780193550506
Composed by: Andrew, Kerry
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Description

for SATB unaccompanied
The composer has combined a single line of Latin, ‘O virgo splendens’, with an earthy, late 13th-century Marian text in Middle English to create a work which reflects both the divine and the human qualities of the Virgin Mary. Beginning and ending with plainchant-style passages, Hevene Quene is by turns restrained, sparkling, pensive, and pleading. Suitable for the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary and for concert use, this is an approachable and rewarding anthem.

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