Vespers Op. 5: Bogorùditse DÄvo – Ave Maria
This beautiful setting of the “Ave Maria” comes from the “Vespers” Op. 5 of Aleksei Shipovalnikov and continues in the tradition of the previous releases from this work. (PPMO9803, PPMO9809) It is set in a homophonic style and its harmony is reminiscent of the great sacred works of the last century. The tender and worshipful nature of the text is illuminated by Mr. Shipovalnikov’s sensitive melodic writing. This movement is an excelllent addition to the many settings of this text, and can be used as a general anthem as well as for Marian feasts.