Ave Maria, gratia plena (Adrian Willaert)

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Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-04).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts and source are available on IMSLP. I consulted the Moderne print but primarily set this from a 1545 Gardano print, with more clear text setting.

General Information

Title: Ave Maria, gratia plena
Composer: Adrian Willaert

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

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1532 in Motteti del Fiore primus liber cum quatuor vocibus (Jacques Moderne, Lyons), no. 17
    2nd published: 1545 in Musica quatuor vocum quae vulgo motecta nuncupatur liber secundus (Adrian Willaert)

Description: This motet often appeared as the second part with 'Pater noster' as the first. For both together, see Pater noster - Ave Maria (Adrian Willaert)

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Original text and translations

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Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum;
benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Regina coeli,
dulcis et pia, o Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
ut cum electis te videamus.