Angelus ad virginem Subintrans in conclave, Virginis formidinem Demulcens inquit « Ave! Ave, regina virginum; Caeli terraeque Dominum Concipies Et paries Intacta Salutem hominum; Tu porta caeli facta, Medela criminum. » Th'angel to the Virgin said, Ent'ring into her bower, For dread of quaking of this maid, He said "Hail" with great honoure. "Hail!" be thou queen of maidens mo, Lord of heaven and earth also, Conceive thou shalt, And bear with al the Lord of might, Heal of all mankind. He will make the gate of heaven bright, Med'çine of all our sin." "Quo modo conciperem Qyae virum non cognovi? Qualiter infringerem Quod firmamente vovi?" Spiritus Sancti gratia Perficiet haec omnia; Netimeas, Sed gaudeas, se curea Quod castimonia Manebit in te pura, Dei potentia."
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author ( 14th century )  [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by John (Milford) Rutter, CBE (b. 1945), "Angelus ad virginem" [chorus], from Dancing Day; A cycle of traditional Christmas carols, no. 1, note: arrangement of a 14th century melody [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Lidy van Noordenburg
This text was added to the website: 2008-02-23
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