Friday, September 23, 2011

Ave Maria by Arcadelt

The singer of ChoralTracks.com was struck by how unusual this piece is by Jacob Arcadelt (c. 1507 – 14 October 1568). I agree that there seems to be something suspiciously modern about it - even if it is incredibly beautiful. One wonders about 18th or 19th century reworkings. There has to be some scholarship on this.