for mixed choir (SSAATB) a cappella
Text: Latin (from the Gospel according to St Luke)
from Karl Jenkins' Motets, for mixed choir a cappella
Ave maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus nunc et in hora mortis nostræ.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. You are blessed among women, and blessed is Jesus, the fruit of your womb.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Karl Jenkins is one of the most prolific, popular and performed composers in the world today. His recorded output has resulted in 17 gold and platinum discs, while his The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace has received almost a thousand performances in the decade since its première in 2000. Classically trained, Jenkins transcends musical boundaries, from the seminal fusion band Soft Machine to the global crossover phenomenon Adiemus. Recent recordings include Requiem, Stabat Mater, Quirk and Stella Natalis, while he has composed music for HRH The Prince of Wales, Bryn Terfel, Kiri Te Kanawa, Evelyn Glennie and the London Symphony Orchestra. Karl Jenkins has featured on British TV’s iconic South Bank Show, and he has consistently been the highest-placed living composer in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame. He was awarded a CBE by Her Majesty the Queen in 2010.