Alain, Albert - Santa Maria

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year of composition / 1st publication: s.a.

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Composer: Albert Alain (1880-1971)
Country of origin / activity: France
Text author: traditional (but not standard Ave Maria text)
Arranger / Editor: N/A

PDFMIDIMP3VIDFirst nameLast nameBirthDeathcompID #TitleVoicingInstrumentation
0011AlbertAlain18801971  Sancta Maria  
0000AlbertAlain18801971  Ave MariaSSA 
1111JehanAlain191119401937 Ave Maria sur une "vocalise dorienne"soprano organ

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My thanks and appreciation to
for sending me this score.

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Video - posted on YouTube:

Uploaded on Feb 27, 2012
1. Brahms "Ave Maria" and
2. "Sancta Maria" by Albert Alain.
The Ohio State University Women's Glee Club

video is set to start at 4 minutes.

Internet references, biography information:
Marie Claire-Alain (Organ) Born: August 10, 1926 - Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France Died: February 26, 2013.
The renowned French organist and pedagogue, Marie-Claire Alain, was the youngest child in a family of distinguished musicians.
  • Her father, Albert Alain (1880-1971), a composer and amateur organ builder, had been a pupil of Alexandre Guilmant, Louis Vierne and Fauré.
  • Her sister Odile was a promising soprano and pianist who lost her life early in a mountaineering accident;
  • her older brother, Olivier Alain, was a composer, pianist, and musicologist.
  • Her oldest brother was the renowned Jehan (Ariste) Alain, a composer and organist whose teachers included Marcel Dupré, Paul Dukas, and Jean Roger-Ducasse. He numbered Messiaen and Francis Poulenc among his closest friends and his works for organ - Litanies, in particular - established him as one of the brightest stars among rising French composers in the decade before his battlefield death in 1940, at 29.
A twin sense of loss and inheritance informed her studies and career.

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