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Ave Maria

Composer: Coen Vermeeren (s.a.), 1992


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Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Score:  contact composer directly through his website http://www.coenvermeeren.nl/

My thanks and appreciation to
composer Coen Vermeeren
for sending me this score.

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Published on Sep 9, 2012 by mohaa909

Arranged from the original (by myself) Solo + SATB version. Sung during my C-Bijzonder examn at the Breda Music School 'Nieuwe Veste'. June 2012


Internet references, biography information.
Coen Vermeeren's musical roots can be traced back to his early youth, when he sang as a boy alto in the Choir of the Sacrament Church in Breda (NL). Under the guidance of Walther Cantrijn, the Director of Music, he became familiar with choral music ranging from the renaissance to the 20th century. A background such as this can be of enormous importance for a child; if the child is musically gifted it may turn out to be a determining factor for his future career, perhaps as a professional musician.

The musical career Coen Vermeeren pursued was by a slightly unusual route. His studies at Delft University of Technology eventually led to a doctorate and he was appointed as a University Lecturer at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering. Music remained as a significant pastime: from 1981 to 2001 he was Codirector of Music of the Chorale of the Great Church in Breda, an all male choir that had its origins in the choir of the Sacrament Church in Breda. In 1995 he started the vocal and instrumental ensemble 'i buoni antichi'. The ensemble has a flexible composition and one of its projects is a series of Bach-cantatas in the St Anthony Cathedral in Breda. Besides conducting and singing, Coen Vermeeren became increasingly active in writing music himself and has attended lessons with Daan Manneke, composer and teacher of Composition at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam.

In light of his background it is not surprising that Vermeeren's music is largely choral. The human voice is, in his own opinion, the instrument he is most familiar with, but the choice to write vocal music also bears a practical consideration: it is important for a composer that his music is performed, and in the form of the Chorale of the Great Church, Vermeeren had an able group of performers. His music is therefore often written with the male voices in mind, which complements his personal style of writing. Vermeeren draws his inspiration from Gregorian plainchant, renaissance polyphony and the so-called 'neospiritual music' of composers such as Arvo Pärt. He sees himself mainly as a composer of church music, for which he considers the 'pure and innocent' quality of the treble timbre particularly appropriate.

Coen Vermeeren is a mainly autodidactic composer and therefore does not belong to a specific 'school', unlike many other composers. Under the tutelage of Daan Manneke he became versed in various techniques of composition and instrumentation and found an affirmation of his personal style of composing. Manneke also encouraged him to seek inspiration in other disciplines of art and in philosophy.

Vermeeren himself, therefore, describes his style primarily as intuitive. He does not write his music within the framework or conventions of a specific style, but follows exclusively the inspiration that the texts and other sources lend him.

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