Maxim Shalygin

composer | conductor | visual artist

Title: Marian Antiphons
Instrumentation: for 12 voices a cappella

Year: 2016
Duration: 18
First performer: Alter Ratio
Premiere: 4th June 2017, Co-Cathedral of St. Alexander, Kiev, UA

Commissioner: Alter Ratio with financial support of the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute of Religious Sciences in Kyiv (Ukraine) 

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Program notes

I wanted to show [deepen, experience, widen, elucidate, bemoan, conceal, eternize] the duality of opposite processes, such as ascension and decline, but also that which is in between and beyond: that which gives us the power to believe, even while falling precipitously. In the end «…I don’t write this from great understanding, I just like how it sounds…» (Mark Z. Danielewski, «House of Leaves»)



I. Alma Redemptoris Mater
II. Ave Regina Caelorum
III. Regina Caeli
IV. Salva Regina