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Angelus Ad Virginem Publication Details

 

 
  Catalogue Number -
PEL2058 SATB

Voicing/Instrumentation -
SATB Choir with
Organ accompaniment

Level of Difficulty -
Easy

Uses/Season -
Concert, Service Anthem, Annunciation, Christmas
 
Duration -
3:30 mins

Pages Music -
7 pages - 12 page booklet
Format -
SATB/organ choral octavo

Copyright Year - 2003

Perusal Score PDF
SATB perusal only
 
 
 
Description/Remarks


PEL2058 Angelus Ad Virginem is a setting of unison chanting of verses from the 13th century (Arundel MS), alternating between higher voices and lower voices. The organ accompaniment forms a rich background of harmony, and the glorious Halley descant on the last verse just soars.  

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"I am particularly thrilled with the arrangements of What Child Is This, Angelus Ad Virginem and Watts’ Cradle Hymn. Altogether first rate singing and accompaniment."
-  Richard Gladwell, 'With Heart And Voice' NPR


Commissioned by Robert Cooper, Director of The Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir for the choir's 2003 Christmas Concert.

 

  Sound Clip ◙♫
from What Child Is This? CD

Recording

What Child Is This?CD
PEL1005 - Track 2


PEL1005 CD 
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"Angelus Ad Virginem" from the recording 'What Child Is This?'
 
 
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  Text and Translation

Angelus ad Virginem

L
ate 13th cent. Latin
from the
Arundel Manuscript attrib. Philip the Chancellor

Angelus ad Virginem
Subintrans in conclave,
Virginis formidinem
Demulcens, inquit, ‘Ave!
Ave, Regina Virginum;
Coeli terraeque Dominum
Concipies et paries intacta
Salutem hominum;
Tu porta coeli facta,
Medela criminum.’ 

‘Quomodo conciperem
Quae virum non cognovi?
Qualiter infringerem
Quod firma mente vovi?’
‘Spiritus Sancti gratia
Perficiet haec omnia;
Ne timeas, sed gaudeas, secura
Quod castimonia
Manebit in te pura
Dei potentia.’  

Ad haec virgo nobilis
Respondens inquit ei:
‘Ancilla sum humilis
Omnipotentis Dei.
Tibi coelesti nuntio,
Tanti secreti conscio,
Consentiens, et cupiens videre
Factum quod audio;
Parata sum parere,
Dei consilio.’

 

Translation:
An angel came secretly to the Virgin
and calming her fears said to her:
‘Hail! Hail, queen of virgins,
You will conceive and give birth
to the Lord of heaven and earth,
the Savior of mankind. 
You are the gateway of Heaven,
a cure for wrongs.’ 

‘How shall I conceive,
knowing not a man?
How shall I be constant to my vows?’
‘The grace of the Holy Spirit
will accomplish these things.
Fear not, but rejoice,
for the power of God
will keep you chaste.’

To this the illustrious maiden
Replied and said to him:
‘I am the humble servant
of Almighty God.
From you, his heavenly messenger,
I receive this mystery.
I long for it to come to pass
and I am ready to do God’s will.’