Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2022-06-02)  CPDL #69527:     
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Editor: William Chimiak (submitted 2022-06-02).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 49 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Arranged by William Chimiak, based on Robert Nottinham's work. The Accompaniment is hidden but contained in the OSATB.mxl and OSATB.mscz files and can be made visible if desired.
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Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2011-12-08).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 84 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2007-12-14)  CPDL #15666:        (Sibelius 5)
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General Information

Title: Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1920 in An Italian Carol Book, The Faith Press, Ltd
    2nd published: 1970 in Carols for Choirs 2
    3rd published: 2004 in Epiphany to All Saints for Choirs, no. 21
Description: Lyrics translated by George Ratcliffe Woodward from an anonymous 17th century Italian source.

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Original text and translations

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"Hail blessed virgin Mary,"
For so when he did meet thee,
Spake mighty Gabriel,
And thus we greet thee.
Come weal, come woe, our hymn shall never vary:
"Hail blessed virgin Mary,
Hail blessed virgin Mary!"

Ave, ave Maria,
To gladden priest and people,
The Angelus shall ring
From every steeple;
To sound his virgin birth, Alleluia,
Ave, ave Maria,
Ave, ave Maria.

Archangels chant, "Osanna",
And, "Holy, holy, holy",
Before the infant born
Of thee, thou lowly;
Aye maiden child of Joachim and Anna,
Archangels chant, "Osanna,"
Archangels chant, "Osanna!"
Translation by George Ratcliffe Woodward from a 17th century Italian source