Friday, March 25, 2011

C. Monteverdi's Ave Maris Stella Performed by the Monteverdi Choir, et al.

"Sumens illud «Ave» Gabrielis ore, funda nos in pace, mutans Evæ nomen." ("Receiving that 'Ave' (hail) from the mouth of Gabriel, establish us in peace, transforming the name of 'Eva' (Eve).")

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Blogger island breezes said...

In Feb.Archbishop Alan Vigneron consecrated our third parish church in the Cayman Islands - Stella Maris on Cayman Brac. Thanks for this posting- especially today!...and now the kids are looking up some of the interesting instruments : ) pax

10:58 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

You're most welcome. I truly think this piece is the most sublime moment of the most sublime musical work in all of human history.

God bless your appropriately named new parish!

12:06 AM  

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