AVE YOU ever changed your mind about how fast a piece should go? Back in July, I made videos for Lhoumeau’s “Ave Maris Stella,” but later began to feel the tempo might be too slow. Moreover, I neglected to add Solfège and only recorded one verse (which I thought would be sufficient, but proved not to be).
Today, I produced a Solfège score, and—with help from a generous Soprano—created rehearsal videos in a faster tempo:
…but now the tempo almost feels too fast!
The “equal voices” version now has all the verses, and if you download the medieval versions you’ll understand why the plainsong version differs from Abbot Pothier’s Vatican Edition: