Friday, September 23, 2011

Ave Maria by Arcadelt

The singer of 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.

(Comment moderation is now in effect for this site.)