Monday, June 28, 2010

Music Monday--Ave Maria by Josquin des Prez

Josquin's Ave Maria is one of my favorites and I was blessed enough to sing it in college.  I especially like the end:  O Mater Dei, memento mei. Amen! (Oh, Mother of God, remember me! Amen!)  It is written to be sung with such hushed emotion!

5 comments:

TACParent said...

This was one of my Mom's favorites. Any idea where the picture is from?

Dymphna said...

This particular Ave Maria was one of your mom's favorites? I didn't know that! Its one of mine too.

According to the YouTube channel, the picture was taken in St. Eustache in Paris and is of St. Therese, the Little Flower.

Helen Gonsalves said...

Beautiful heavenly Ave Maria. Thanks for sharing

Barbara said...

Love this kind of music. I have some recordings of des Prez's music. It's like a little bit of heaven here on earth.

Dymphna said...

Thanks. I think Liturgy should be heaven on earth.

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