Ave Maria, Gracia Dei Plena
This setting for women’s voices takes its simplicity from the text. This is a short carol, which repeats the text “Ave Maria” three times. The opening refrain is written homophonically with a predominant use of major seconds. The middle verse section is an unaccompanied soprano solo set in English. The final refrain incorporates a descant taken from the solo verse which brings all three voices together.