Commissioned by Doug Spike for the people of St. Mary of the Angels Episcopal Church, Orlando, in memory of Sandi Spike. It was first performed by Cantate! in Farmington, MI, in May 2011.
This setting presents the traditional Latin chant in a more modern tonal language. Scored for SSATB with a reduction for rehearsal purposes.
Rehearsal mps files for each voice part are available here.
Written for Bill Picher and the professional choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, FL, this setting of Salve Regina presents the traditional chant melody in a modern tonal language. While intended to be performed a cappella, there is a reduction of the SSAATTBB piece provided in the score for rehearsals. As the most popular and well-known Marian antiphon, this is the first of a set of four Marian antiphons that I composed.
The Basilica Choir included the piece on its most recent album “A Cappella Magic” which is available here or as a download from iTunes! You can now also hear the piece on Spotify.