Andrews, Carroll Thomas - Ave Maria

copyrightedfor Unison or two equal voices

year of composition / 1st publication: 1954

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Composer: Caroll Thomas Andrews (1918-?)
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Country of origin / activity: USA
Text author: traditional
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PDFMIDIMP3VIDFirst nameLast nameBirthDeathcompID #TitleVoicingInstrumentation
0000EdouardAndres193020041991 Ave Mariasolo voiceviolin, piano
0000Henry GeorgesAndres183819211868 Ave Mariasoprano or tenor 
0000Carroll ThomasAndrews1918 1954 Ave Mariaunison or 2 equal voicesa cappella

Published by Gregorian Institute of America Inc., 1954

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Carroll T. Andrews

A national treasure receives its designation by its unique presence in a community that ascribes various qualities to the treasure's "uniqueness." Some of those qualities are longevity, integrity of style and manner, continuous effective impact on the community, and elevated purpose. All of those characteristics could apply to Carroll Thomas Andrews, a "national treasure" to GIA.
He is a charter member (1940) of the Gregorian Institute of America, the source of GIA Publications. His duties during those first years ranged from correcting theory examinations in the choir director correspondence course to composing music for the fledgling printing division. His Missa Salva Regina was published in 1950. Today, his "Gloria" written in 1970 (Worship-Third Edition, #234) is an important staple in the repertory of the American parish.
In 1965 he and his family moved to Florida where he assumed the directorship of music of the Diocese of St. Augustine. A few years later the diocese was split into other diocesan territories, one of which is St. Petersburg, the present home of the Andrews family. Until his retirement in 1983, he worked as diocesan secretary to the liturgy office, directed music and played the organ for several parishes, and even taught grade school for five years. Of course, that sounds quite normal and appropriate in the Catholic musician's life. It also provides the stuff that produces treasures, a GIA treasure like Carroll Thomas Andrews.

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