Matsushita’s Ave Maria is a very intimate short unaccompanied piece of true inward devotion. An experienced composer, Matsushita has chosen a tonal musical language for this homophonic piece. His enchanting modulations, well-placed and precisely-judged, are particularly effective without overloading the simple character of the work. All the parts are written in comfortable registers throughout and without divisi, so that the piece can easily be performed by all choirs. In short: a jewel!