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Ave, maris stella, Dei mater alma, Atque semper virgo, Felix coeli porta. Sumens illud Ave Gabrielis ore, funda nos in pace, mutans Hevae nomen. Solve vincula reis: Profer lumen caecis, Mala nostra pelle, Bona cuncta posce. Monstra te esse matrem: sumat per te preces, qui pro nobis natus, tulit esse tuus. Virgo singularis, inter omnes mitis, nos culpis solutos, mites fac et castos. Vitam praesta puram, Iter para tuum, Ut, videntes Iesum, Semper collaetemur. Sit laus Deo Patri, Summo Christo decus, Spiritui sancto; Tribus honor unus.
E. Grieg sets stanzas 1, 3, 6-7
- by Bible or other Sacred Texts , from the Catholic liturgy [author's text checked 1 time 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 Lajos Bárdos (1899 - 1986), "Ave maris stella" [ chorus ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907), "Ave, maris stella", EG 150 (1893), stanzas 1,3,6-7 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Josquin des Prez (c1440 - 1521), "Ave, maris stella " [ chorus ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Josquin des Prez (c1440 - 1521) and by Guillaume Dufay (c1400 - 1474), "Ave, maris stella" [ chorus ], stanzas 1-3 are by Dufay, for three-part chorus ; stanzas 4-7 are by Josquin for four-part chorus [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Trond Kverno (b. 1945), "Ave maris stella", published 1976 [ chorus ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by János Vajda (b. 1949), "Ave maris stella", published 1980 [ chorus ] [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Lau Kanen) , "Wees gegroet, sterre der zee", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (David Wyatt) , "Hail, star of the sea", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 28
Word count: 86
Hail, star of the sea, Dear mother of God And always a virgin, The blessed gate of heaven. Taking up that "Hail!" From the lips of Gabriel, Switching round Eve's name, Firmly establish us in peace. Loose the chains from sinners, Hold out light to the blind, Drive our ills away, Ask all good things for us. Show that you are a mother: Let him accept our prayers through you Who was born for us And is called your son. Unique virgin, Mild above all others, Make us, freed from our sins, Mild and chaste. Grant us a pure life, Prepare the way to you, So that, seeing Jesus, We may always rejoice with you. Praise be to God the Father, Glory to Christ on high, And to the Holy Spirit -- One honour to the three.
- Translation from Latin to English copyright © 2012 by David Wyatt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2012-10-25
Line count: 28
Word count: 136