Date of origin:
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó composed her Ave Maria and Pater Noster in 2015 for female voices only. However they can be performed separately, originally they belong to each other as two movements of a coherent whole. While the Ave Maria handles the choir as a musical background to three solo voices (leading members of the ensemble), in the Pater Noster the collective beauty of the choir sound can be introduced. Both of the movements use modern harmonies in a soft and rich way, while they aim to give priority to the meaning of the text, which is the eternal and true function of church music since the time of the early gregorian chant.