The Ave Maria (Hail, Mary, full of grace…) is a Chuch traditional prayer.
Since the Gregorian hymn, a very large range of melodies have been written for it.
This work for 4 voices mixed choir (+ few incidental divisi) wants to be simple
and flowing, as a spring water. Composed for a non professional choir, without neither
any technical complexity nor vocal high requirement, it includes however few subtler
Musiques en Flandres
Gospel of Luke and Saint Simon (XIIIth century)
Text in latin
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus est fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, mater Dei,
Ora pro nobis peccatotoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
Hail Mary, full of grace, our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, And
blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, Pray for us sinners,