Motet: "Ave Maria" 5vv.

Composer: Nicolas Gombert (c.1490-c1556), 1539(?)


 

This music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not!

 

 

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Several different settings as per  this page:

58:  Ave sanctissima Maria;  4v. 5v. (1539)
74:  Saluto te sancta virgo Mariae; 4v.(1539)
85:  Ave Maria (5v.) (1539)

and this page:

1532           Ave sanctissima Maria
1538           Gabriel nuntiavit Ave Mariae;
                  2p Ave Maria gratia plena 
1541           Ave Maria gratia plena;
                  Saluto te sancta virgo Maria 

X X X X X   Nicolas   Gombert   1490c 1556c   1538     Gabriel nuntiavit Ave Mariae      
X X X X X   Nicolas   Gombert   1490c 1556c   1538      Ave Maria gratia plena  2p    
I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) X X Nicolas   Gombert 1490c 1556c 1539   Ave Maria 5vv    
X X X I have a video of this song. Nicolas   Gombert 1490c 1556c 1539   Ave sanctissima Maria 5vv    
X X X X X   Nicolas   Gombert   1490c 1556c   1539     Saluto te sancta virgo Maria       
I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) X Nicolas   Gombert? NOT!         Ave Maria 6vv   a later-period MISATTRIBUTION to Gombert

play/stop MIDI:

My thanks and appreciation to
Prof. Peter Urquhart and Art Levine
for sending me this score.

Lyrics:
A-ve Ma-ri-_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a
Ma ri a a ve Ma ri _ a
gra ti a _ _ _ _ ple _ na
Do mi _ _ _ _ _ _ te _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ cum
be ne di cta tu in mu li e ri bus
in mu li _ e ri bus
et be ne di _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ctus
be ne di ctus et be ne di _ _ _ ctus
et be ne di _ _ _ _ ctus fru ctus ven tris tu _ i
fru ctus ven _ tris fru ctus ven _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ tris tu i Je sus.
San cta Ma-ri-a San cta Ma ri a
re _ gi na coe li San cta Ma _ ri a
dul cis et pi _ _ _ _ _ _ a

O Ma _ ter De _ _ _ _ _ _ i O _ Ma _ _ ter De i
o ra pro _ no _ bis pec ca to _ _ _ ri bus
ut cum e le ctis te vi de a mus, te vi _ _ _ _ _ de a _ _ _ mus,
te vi de a mus, te vi de _ a _ _ mus.
Recordings:
 
Score:

Gombert Ave Maria page by Art Levine.

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
  Gombert, Nicolas
b Bruges abt 1495 d after 1570
Flemish contrapuntist one of Jos quin Despres most eminent pupils in 1530 master of the boys at the Imperial Chapel Madrid probably maestro there later the gift of a sinecure office in the Netherlands from his patron Charles V enabled him to retire in his old age In church music Fetis styles him a forerunner of Palestrina but he was especially fond of secular and pastoral music with a decidedly sentimental leaning and refreshing simplicity and directness while in his sacred works he discarded rests thus rendering his polyphony more connected and fuller than that of his predecessors Works 2 books of motets a 4 Hook I nd 2nd ed 1540 Book II 1541 both often republ 2 books of motets a 5 Book I 1541 51 Book II 1541 52 also together 1552 a book of masses a 5 1549 a book of chansons a 5 6 1544 Book V of the chansons printed by Tilman Susato Numerous motets of G s are in Gardano's Mottetti del frutto and Mottetti del fiore many others in collections of the 16th cent In the Munich library are motets and chansons in MS Eitner's Bibliographic der Musik Sammelwerke Berlin 1877 names abt 250 works in 90 collections betw 1529 73 Fetis catalogue and its Supplement in Ambros vol iii should be consulted

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