|GIA publishes McFerron edition of Alma Redemptoris Mater
Published: March 6, 2013.
Lewis University Music Professor Dr. Mike McFerron’s edition of Alma Redemptoris Mater was published by the Gregorian Institute of America Publications Inc. The Marion antiphon is a composition of Francisco Guerrero, a Spanish composer.
Guerrero was one of the leading composers of the 16th century. He composed many pieces in praise of the Virgin Mary. The Alma Redemptoris Mater is one four Marian antiphons sung during Advent and Epiphany when it replaces the "Salve Regina."
“For many years, GIA has published editions of sacred music. I’m thrilled and humbled to have my edition of Guerrero’s work form part of their catalog,” commented McFerron.
McFerron is a professor of music and composer-in-residence at Lewis University. At Lewis University, he teaches music composition and directs the music technology program. He received a DMA in composition from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. McFerron’s compositions have received critical acclaim and recognition from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.