MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
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I have spent the last week orchestrating 'Ave Maria' ..if you haven't heard it, have a listen to it in it's original form for Soprano Solo and Piano.

Now...finally, after numerous corrections, eye straining scrutiny and appalling backache, it is a work for Soprano solo, SATB Choir, Flute, Tubular Bells and Strings.

 As I worked, I found myself musing on the comments of my friend and fellow Composer/Conductor Errol. He looked at the score of the first version with the possibility in mind of including it in a programme last year....actually the programme never materialised. His comment was..' Changes key too often for my taste and rather naive...'

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