NEW FOR JUNE 2021
Ave Maria, taken from Rachmaninoff's choral piece All-Night Vigil (op.37), features at the 6th song for the work. It was first performed in Moscow on 23rd March 1915. It is said to be one of Rachmaninoff's favourite compositions. Ave Maria is the Latin translation of Hail Mary and his version sometimes is better known by the name Bogoroditsye Dyevo. This 6th movement is the setting of the traditional prayer addressed to Mary.
The new brass band arrangement, transplants the 4-part SATB for brass band, stylistically and empathetically arranged by Mike Kempster.