Affranchino, Angelo - Ave Maria

public domainfor SATB choir and organ

year of composition / 1st publication: 1875

Composer: Rev. Angelo Affranchino, S.J. (1834-1879)  
Country of origin / activity: Italy / USA
Text author: traditional
Arranger / Editor: N/A

The picture of Rev. Affranchino was sent to me by Br. Daniel Peterson, SJ;  archivist of the California Jesuit province.  Thank you!

Available documentation:

Score: free download available at The Library of Congress Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music
Affranchino - Ave Maria - cover Affranchino-Ave_Maria-p1

A-ve, A-ve Ma-ri-a!
gra-ti-a Ple-na, Do-mi-nus te-cum,
be-ne-di-cta in mu-li-e-ri-bus, in mu-li-e-ri-bus.
in mu-li-e-ri-bus, in mu-li-e-ri-bus. 
et be-ne-di-ctus fru-ctus, fru-ctus ven-tris tu-i
et be-ne-di-ctus fru-ctus ven-tris tu-i, Je-sus.
fru-ctus ven-tris tu-i, Je-sus.
o-ra pro no-bis, o-ra pro no-bis pec-ca-to-ri-bus,
nunc, et in ho-ra mor-tis no-strae.
Sanc-ta Sanc-ta Ma-ri-a, Ma-ter De-i,
o-ra pro no-bis, nunc, et in ho-ra,
nunc, et in ho-ra mor-tis nos-trae, mor-tis, mor-tis nos-trae,
mor-tis nos-trae, mor-tis nos-trae,
A-men. A-men. A-men. A-men. A-men. A-men.

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emailed to me by Fr. Michael Kotlanger, SJ; St. Ignatius college archivist. Thank you!

Father Angelo Affranchino, S.J, died at age 45 on July 13, 1879, in Santa Clara, California.
He was a member of the Turin Province and had been a Jesuit for 27 years at the time of his death.
(email by Richards Bushnell; California Jesuit province. Thank you!)
Fr. Affranchino was a very successful choir director at the school and was a teacher of English, a skill he carried with him from Europe. He had quite a following of friends in San Francisco. Ill health especially lung problems caused him to be sent to "recover his health in New Mexico." I suspect that he may have had tuberculosis and the dry desert air cure for "lungers" in a New Mexico sanitorium was tried in an effort to heal his lung condition. He returned to the city and shortly afterwards was assigned to work in the more salubrious climate of Santa Clara College 60 miles south of San Francisco. There he worked for a few years until his death at age 45.

Sadliers' Catholic directory, almanac and ordo  (1872)

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