Wednesday, June 28, 2023


The Ave Maria (Hail Mary) is, in addition to being that beloved prayer to our Blessed Mother, the appointed Offertory Proper for Sunday IV of Advent and the Immaculate Conception.  These appointed offertories end at et benedictus fructus ventris tui on Advent IV and at Benedicta tu in mulieribus on the Immaculate Conception. However, it's always ok to finish the prayer.

Great to use as an extra anthem or hymn at other Marian feasts and solemnities as well. PLUS: since this setting is written entirely in Latin, you can also use it in an Extraordinary Form Mass.

Two versions are available, as a choral anthem in A-flat, or as a hymn in F. Both contain a copyable congregation part (which is in F in both versions), as well as parts for a string quartet.

(UPDATE 6-28-23:) Now part of the partially-completed Christus Vincit Gradual.

PDF - Ave Maria - SATB, Organ and optional Strings; both keys (F and A-flat) are included.

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