SATB and piano or orchestra
Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
Arranged by Mack Wilberg
Male voices take the leading role in this mixed-voice arrangement of the tender and well-loved solo piece attributed to Caccini (and usually sung to 'Ave Maria'). In keeping with the cumulative embellishment of the original, Wilberg's version starts with unison men and gradually adds more parts, always grounded by the lower voices. Similarly, the accompaniment's texture thickens as the piece develops, with the instrumental version starting with strings only, building up to a full orchestral climax before a gentler coda.
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About the Composer
Mack Wilberg was appointed Music Director of The Tabernacle Choir in 2008, having served as Associate Music Director since 1999. He is a former professor of music at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree; his master's and doctoral degrees are from the University of Southern California. Alongside Wilberg's conducting responsibilities he is active as a pianist, choral clinician, composer, arranger, and guest conductor throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to the many compositions he has written for The Tabernacle Choir, his works have been performed by artists such as Renée Fleming, Frederica von Stade, Bryn Terfel, Rolando Villazón, Deborah Voigt, and The King's Singers. Wilberg's arrangements and compositions are performed and recorded all over the world.