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Ave Maria gratia plena

Language: Latin

Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum. 
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, 
Et benedictus fructus [ventris]1 tui Jesus.
Sancta Maria, [Mater Dei]2,
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.
[Ave Maria]3.


List of language codes

G. Rossini sets line 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
G. Holst sets lines 1-6, 9
J. Ockeghem sets stanza 1
Josquin des Prez sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information
Josquin des Prez sets stanza 1 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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See also Geert Cuypers's very informative Ave Maria Songs website.

1 omitted by Guarnieri, Nepomuceno, Villa-Lobos
2 not set by Gounod, Holst, Rossini.
3 Cherubini, Cserny, Guarnieri, Holst, Massenet, Mompou, Nepomuceno, Pejačević, Rheinberger, Rossini, Villa-Lobos: "Amen"; Jakobey: "Amen. Ave Maria."
Note: used as the basis for an acrostic in Marchetto da Padova's Ave Regina Celorum / Mater innocentie

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Set in a modified version by Josquin des Prez.

Set in a modified version by Jean Mouton.

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • AFR Afrikaans (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , "Wees gegroet Maria"
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , "Wees gegroet, Maria"
  • ENG English (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , "Ave Maria"
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Bible or other Sacred Texts) , "Dios te salve Maria"

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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