Ave Maria

Poet/Lyricist: 

Traditional Marian prayer

"I grew up praying the Rosary aloud with my family every evening during particular liturgical seasons as well as during the Marian months of May and October. My parents' strong devotion to Mary inspired this setting of the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) which I composed as a gift honoring my parents' 50th wedding anniversary." —Joan Szymko

Level: 

Moderate
Item Voicing/Instrumentation Duration Price Audio View Score Quantity
SBMP 292 SSAA, a cappella 4:00 $1.85
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SBMP 358 TTBB, a cappella 4:00 $1.85
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Publisher: 

SBMP
Text

Ave Maria

Ave Maria, gratia plena:
Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus frusctus ventris tui, Jesu.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae,
Amen.

Translation: 

Hail Mary, full of grace
the 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,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Reviews: 

"Ave Maria" by American composer Joan Szymko was a well-sung mix of chant, harmony and chiseled counterpoint that exploited this choir's superb ability for dynamic pivots and perfectly controlled timbral shifts."<br> Bloomington Courier-Journal (reviewing Voces Novae)

Video

Ave Maria by Joan Szymko performed by SXU Women of Distinction