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Contemporary Choral

JUDITH BINGHAM

Ave Virgo Sanctissima SATB a cappella

FRANKFURT/M " LEIPZIG " LONDON " NEW YORK www.editionpeters.com

EP 72207


Ave Virgo Sanctissima Anthem with words by Prudentius (b.348 AD), St. Ambrose (c.337–397) and anonymous Ave virgo sanctissima, Dei mater piissima, maris stella clarissima. Salve semper gloriosa, margarita pretiosa, sicut lilium formosa, nitens, olens velut rosa. (Hail, Holy Virgin, most blessed Mother of God, brightest star of the sea. Hail, ever glorious, precious pearl, beautiful as the lily, shining and giving perfume like the rose.)

Hic pretiosa magi sub virginis ubere Christo Dona ferunt puero, myrrhaeque, et thuris, et auri. (Here the Magi bring precious gifts to the Christ-child at the Virgin’s breast, gifts of myrrh, incense and gold. Prudentius (b.348 AD)

Ave virgo sanctissima, Dei mater piissima, maris stella clarissima. Praesepe jam fulget tuum, Lumenque nox spirat novum, Quod nulla nox interpolet Fideque jugi luceat. (Thy cradle here shall glitter bright, and darkness breathe a newer light, where endless faith shall shine serene, and night shall never intervene.) Attrib. St Ambrose (c.337 and 340 – 397)

Ave virgo sanctissima, Dei mater piissima, maris stella clarissima.

Duration c.4 ½ minutes

Commissioned by St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

First performance on 28th January 2012 at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

This score reflects the state of editorial work and correction as at August 2011


Dedicated to Ian Elliott Davies

Ave Virgo Sanctissima Prudentius (b.348 AD), St. Ambrose (c.337–397) and anon.

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Edition Peters No. 72207 Š Copyright 2011 by Hinrichsen Edition, Peters Edition Limited, London

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