Ave Maria… Virgo Serena

This is perhaps my favorite hymn to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum, Virgo serena.

Ave cuius conceptio,
Solemni plena gaudio,
Cælestia, terrestria,
Nova replet lætitia.

Ave cuius nativitas,
Nostra fuit solemnitas,
Ut lucifer lux oriens
Verum solem præveniens.

Ave pia humilitas,
Sine viro fecunditas,
Cuius Annuntiatio
Nostra fuit salvatio.

Ave vera virginitas,
Immaculata castitas,
Cuius purificatio
Nostra fuit purgatio.

Ave præclara omnibus
Angelicis virtutibus,
Cuius fuit Assumptio
Nostra glorificatio.

O Mater Dei, memento mei. Amen.

Words & Music: Josquin des Prez, ca. 1485. A recording of this motet may be found here.
Meter: 88.88 plus antiphons.



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musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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