McDowall, Cecilia: Ave Maria (Three Latin Motets ii)


Ave Maria from Three Latin Motets (2004)

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedictua tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostræ. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Words: Luke 1 vv. 28, 42
Music: Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951)