Use: Marian, General
Required Resources: unison and 2-part choir, organ
These two short treble motets are for unison choir, with occasional measures for SA.
The texts set are: 1. Ave maris stella (Hail, Star of the Sea) and 2. Iesu dulcis memoria (The Sweet Thought of Jesus).
Each has two verses with a closing Amen.
The writing is clear and the organ accompaniment supports the vocal lines well.
These simple yet versatile pieces are perfect for any treble choir!
The texts are translated:
- Hail, O Star of the sea, God's own Mother blest,
ever sinless Virgin, gate of heav'nly rest.
- Taking that sweet Ave, which from Gabriel came,
peace confirm within us, changing Eve's name.
- The sweet memory of Jesus Giving true joy to the heart,
But more than honey and all things [does so] His sweet presence.
- Nothing more delightful is sung, Nothing more pleasing heard,
Nothing sweeter though, Than Jesus, the Son of God.
Order #: 5171
- Choral Music
- Ordinary Time
- Unison Choir
- 2-part Choir