Ave Maris Stella Fantasia for_choir_and_digital_harp_on_the_plainchant_hymn Bruno Degazio

The musical material is from Ave Maris Stella (“Hail, Star of the Sea”), a plainchant hymn in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It uses a custom designed digital harp which processes the choir recording to create an accompaniment of plucked string sounds.

The recording is from the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chant Choir CD entitled “Mid Earth Rejoices”. Used with permission.

  • Year of composition: 2015
  • Genre: Mixed
  • Format: Mixed work
  • Instrumentation: Women’s Choir, ’Digital Harp’ (custom software using modified Karplus-Strong algorithm for audio generation)
  • Software used: modified Karplus-Strong harp algorithm, written in Forth
  • Duration of the submitted work: 8:38

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