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Ave Maris Stella


"Ave Maris Stella" is a plainsong Vespers hymn to Mary. It was especially popular in the Middle Ages and has been used by many composers as the basis of other compositions. The creation of the original hymn has been attributed to several people, including Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint Venantius Fortunatus and Hermannus Contractus. The text is found in 9th-century manuscripts, kept in Vienna and in the Abbey of Saint Gall.


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Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices (2003)

by Ann Ball

AVE MARIS STELLA now and at the hour of our death. Amen. AVE MARIA SALUTATION A Marian prayer written by St. John Eudes in the seventeenth century. A copy of the prayer was found in a book belonging to St. Margaret Mary Ala- ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hymnology (1892)

Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations, with Special Reference to Those Contained in the Hymn Books of English-speaking Countries, and Now in Common Use, Together with Biographical and Critical Notices of Their Authors and Translators, and Historical Articles on National and Denominational Hymnody, Breviaries, Missals, Primers, Psalters, Sequences by John Julian

A uk's ad nostras, Deitatis preceB Ave dies praefuigida Ave gemma pretiosa Ave gloriosa Agnes Ave Kathertna, Martyr et Regina Ave maris stella, vera mcllis stilla Ave mater salvatoris, Vas Ave regina coelorum Pla Ave stella maris Virgo .

Google previewA Dictionary of Hymnology, Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations ... (1892)

by John Julian

Ave dies praefuJgida Ave gemma pretiosa Ave glorioBa Agnes Avt Katherina, Martyr et Kogina Ave maris stella, vera mellis Gtilla Ave mater salvatorls, Vas Ave reglna coclorum Pia Av« Btello. maris Virgo . Ave stella matutlna Ave Sutiamitis ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (2005)

by Frank Leslie Cross, Elizabeth A. Livingstone

Ave Maris Stella. One of the most popular Marian hymns, dating at least from the 9th cent. It iS contained in the 9th—cent. Codex Sangallensis 95 and has been attributed to various authors, one of the most probable assignationS being that to ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

AY avagueretz avandatoun avathran 1% Ave Maria Ave Maris Stella Ave Regina Coelorum Ave yerum Corpus Averbode Avignon Avila Juan de avoidance Avvakum ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Catholicism (2006)

by Frank K. Flinn

The medieval tradition picked up on this theme as the Eva/Ave contrast, as in the celebrated ninth-century hymn Ave Maris Stella (“Hail, Star of the Sea”). The apocryphal Book of James and the writings of ATHANASIUS OF ALEXANDRIA ...

Google previewThe Concise Dictionary of the Christian Tradition (1989)

Doctrine, Liturgy, History by J. D. Douglas, Walter A. Elwell, Peter Toon


Google previewThe NPR Listener's Encyclopedia of Classical Music (2006)

by Theodore Libbey

Among them are the Missa Ave maris Stella (based on a plain- chant hymn), two different masses based on "L'homme arme," a popular tune of the 15th century, the Missa Hercules dux Ferrariae, and the Missa de Beata Virgine. One late mass ...

Google previewThe Harvard Dictionary of Music (2003)

by Don Michael Randel

Ave maris Stella [Lat., Hail. Star of the Sea]. A hymn of the Roman Catholic Church sung to several different melodies (LU. pp. 1259-63). Its melodies (most often the first given in LU) were frequently used during the Renaissance as the basis ...

Google previewA dictionary of music and musicians (A.D. 1450-1889) (1880)

by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland

Ave maris stella. 4. Prftilanos, B. 0 quam suavls. 4.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Musical Works (2004)

by Alison Latham

adiuvandum, Dixit Dominus, Nigra sum, Laudate pueri, Pulchra es, Laetatus sum, Duo seraphim, Nisi Dominus, Audi coelum, Lauda, Jerusalem, Sonata sopra ' Sancta Maria', Ave maris stella, and two Magnificat settings. Vestale, La ('The ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

Ave Maris Stella (1975), A Mirror of Whitening Light (1977), and Image, ...

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