Two Marian Prayers from the Opera House by Poulenc and Verdi
Arranged by Mary Ann and Frank Archer
For Piccolo (or flute) and Organ
From the operas Dialogue of the Carmelites and Otello, these two poignant Ave Marias, invoked during moments of extreme danger, cast the piccolo soloist in an expressively contemplative role. Performed separately or together, they can provide an instant mood contrast in a recital or an entreating encore.