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The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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Virgin of the Annunciation by Carlo Crivelli, Altarpiece from San Silvestro in Massa Fermana 1468

The Word of God became flesh and made his dwelling among us; and we saw his glory

This morning I put together a Marian playlist, grabbing all the Marian hymns, songs, etc. from my iTunes library. Here’s what I had on hand (I know there is at least one more cd that I haven’t uploaded to my iTunes that has some Marian hymns on it. It’s probably stuck in one of those boxes yet to be unpacked in the laundry room.):

An English Ladymass by Anonymous 4

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Rosary Sonatas performed by Pavlo Beznosiuk
(Unfortunately, I only have disk 1 for some reason. I’m missing the last of the Sorrowful Mysteries and all of the Glorious Mysteries.)

Regina Caeli,
Salve Regina,
Alma Redemptoris Mater,
Ave Maria, Ave Maris Stella

from the album O Lux Beatissima: A Treasury Of Gregorian Chant by Cantores In Ecclesia

A Maiden Most Gentle,
I Saw a Maiden

from the album Christmas Carols from Tewkesbury Abbey by The Choir Of Tewkesbury Abbey School

Ave Maris Stella,
Regina Coeli,
Ave Virgo Gloriosa

from the album Ad Gloriam Dei by Collegium Cantorum (of the University of Dallas)

Salve Regina  by Dana
Regina Caeli by Daughters of Saint Paul
from the album Tantum Ergo

Regina Coeli
from the album Passie En Passen by Gregoriaans Abdijkoor Grimbergen

Franz Schubert: Ave Maria performed by Ingrid Kertesi; Laszlo Kovacs: Budapest Camerata
Hildegard Von Bingen: Alleluia – O Virga Mediatrix, Alleluia – O Virga Mediatrix performed by Jeremy Summerly: Oxford Camerata
from the album A To Z Of Classical Music

Antiphon and Magnificat
by the Monks of the Solesmes Congregation
performed by the Monastic Choir Of The Abbey Of Notre-Dame Of Fontgombault
from the album Saint Benedict

The Seven Rejoices Of Mary,
Sciathluireach Mhuire (Mary’s Breastplate),
O Pia Virgo (Oh Blessed Virgin)
from the album The Darkest Midnight by Noirin Ni Riain

Magnificat Cum Alleluia,
O Viridissima Virga
by Hildegarde von Bingen
from the albumVox De Nube
by Noirin Ni Riain & The Monks of Glenstal

Mother Of All Mankind from the album Abba Pater by Pope John Paul II

Now I recognize that the Regina Caeli is not properly Lenten and neither is the Hildegarde von Bingen O Virga Mediatrix, Alleluia. After listening to the playlist once, I decided to mute those songs for today. But for the next Marian feast that is not in Lent, I’ll put them back in. Now I’ve got a playlist saved to use whenever I want to honor our Blessed Mother.

Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
you have revealed the beauty of your power
by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth
and making her the mother of our Savior.
May the prayers of this woman
bring Jesus to the waiting world
and fill the void of incompletion
with the presence of her child,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit
one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.


Updated to add more Mary music I’ve acquired since writing this (8/20/2010):

Ave Maria—Schubert
Ave Maria—Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria—Caccini/Mercurio
from Sacred Arias by Andrea Bocelli

Ave Mundi Spes Maria, sequence
by the Benedictine Monks Of Santo Domingo De Silos
from the album Chant

Ave Maria
by the Benedictine Monks Of The Abbey Of St Maurice And St Maur
from the album Salve Regina

Ave Maria
by Chanticleer
from the album Chanticleer, A Portrait

Ave Maria
by Chole Agnew
from the album Celtic Woman

Ave Maria
by Harry Connick Jr
from the album When My Heart Finds Christmas

Ave Maria
by the Kiev Chamber Choir
from the album Valentin Silvestrov: Sacred Works

The Waltz of the Sorrowful Mysteries
by L’Angelus
from the album Ca C’Est Bon!

Ave Maria
by Richard Proulx and The Cathedral Singers
from the album Catholic Latin Classics

Ave Maria Stellis
O Sanctissima
by Rolf Lislevand
from the album Jul I Gammel Tid

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