Saturday, May 24, 2014

Claudio Monteverdi's Ave Maris Stella, Perfomed by The Green Mountain Project, Directed by Scott Metcalfe

    Ave maris stella,
    Dei mater alma,
    Atque semper virgo,
    Felix coeli porta.

    Sumens illud ave
    Gabrielis ore,
    Funda nos in pace
    Mutans Evae nomen.

    Solva vincla reis,
    Profer lumen caecis,
    Mala nostra pelle,
    Bona cunctis posce.

    Monstra te esse matrem:
    Sumat per te preces,
    Qui pro nobis natus,
    Tulit esse tuus.

    Virgo singularis,
    Inter omnes mitis,
    Nos culpis solutos
    Mites fac et castos.

    Vitam praesta puram,
    Iter para tutum,
    Ut videntes Jesum
    Semper collaetemur.

    Sit laus Deo Patri,
    Summo Christo decus,
    Spiritui Sancto,
    Trinus honor unus. Amen.
    Hail, star of the sea,
    nurturing mother of God
    and perpetual virgin,
    happy gate of heaven.

    Receiving that "ave"
    from the mouth of Gabriel,
    give us peace in abundance,
    reversing the name "Eva."

    Loose the chains of the guilty,
    bring light to the blind,
    drive out our evils,
    seek blessings for all.

    Show yourself to be a mother:
    May he receive through you our prayers
    who, born for us,
    deigned to be yours.

    Peerless virgin,
    gentle above all others,
    when we are freed from sins,
    make us gentle and chaste.

    Grant us a pure life,
    prepare us a secure way,
    that, seeing Jesus,
    we may rejoice forever.

    Praise be to God the Father,
    honor to Christ the most high,
    and to the Holy Spirit,
    triple honor in one. Amen.

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