Via a Mare – Ave Maria rearranged
An aside… Just in case you desperately needed to hear yet another arrangement of Ave Maria, here you go.
[audio:ave maria - string arr.mp3]
Done as a sort of “parting gift” for a nonet of graduating string students a few years ago, this recording is of the read-through of the chart before performing it at their classmates’ ceremony. That’s the thing about doing arrangements: You don’t get to choose the piece, nor do you get to choose the occassion for the performance. The challenge of putting some hint of a personal stamp on projects like these is the fun part.