Saturday, December 08, 2012
Ave Maria (Byrd) Stile Antico
SATTB motet by William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
Performed by Stile Antico on their CD of English Tudor music for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
CD available from Harmonia Mundi:http://www.amazon.com/Natus-Est-Tudor...
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Published in 1605 in the first of two volumes known as Gradualia, which was a compilation of Byrd's motets for the major feasts.
Various artists depictions of the Annunciation appeared in the video in the following order:
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1531) 0:00
Jan Willem Janssens (1590-1650) 0:10
Fabrizio Boschi (1572-1642) 0:20
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) 0:30
Eustache Le Sueur (1617-1655) 0:42
Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644) 0:52
Sandro Botticelli (c. 1445-1510) 1:00
Filippino Lippi (c. 1457-1504) 1:10
El Greco (1541-1614) 1:20
Jan de Beer (c. 1475-1528) 1:32
Fra Angelico (c. 1395-1455) 1:42
Robert Campin (c. 1375-1444) 1:48