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The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (EF)

Liturgical Music

Official texts

  • Introit:
    1. Vúltum túum [Liber Usualis p.1229]
    2. Vúltum túum [Graduale Romanum p.64-65 in back of book]
    3. Vúltum túum by William Byrd and Josquin des Prez
  • Gradual:
    1. Diffúsa est grátia [Liber usualis, p.1240-1241]
    2. Diffúsa est grátia [Graduale Romanum p.69-70 in back of book]
    3. Diffúsa est grátia by Luigi Bottazzo
  • Tract:
    1. Audi fília [Liber usualis, p.1227]
    2. Audi fília [Graduale Romanum p.62-63 in back of book]
    3. Audi fília [Gregorian Missal p. 623-624]
    4. Audi fília by Costanzo Porta
  • Paschal Alleluia 1:
    1. Ave María [Liber usualis, p.1265-1266]
    2. Ave María [Graduale Romanum p.77-78 in back of book]
    3. Ave María [Gregorian Missal p. 623]
  • Paschal Alleluia 2:
    1. Virga Jésse [Liber usualis, p.1267]
    2. Virga Jésse [Graduale Romanum p.79 in back of book]
    3. Virga Jésse [Gregorian Missal p. 625]
    4. Virga Jésse by Anton Bruckner and William Byrd
  • Offertory:
    1. Ave María [Liber usualis, p.355]
    2. Ave María [Graduale Romanum p.79-80]
    3. Ave María [Gregorian Missal p.183]
  • Communion:
    1. Ecce vírgo [Liber usualis, p.356]
    2. Ecce vírgo [Graduale Romanum p.23]
    3. Ecce vírgo [Gregorian Missal p.184]
    4. Ecce vírgo by Cristóbal de Morales
  • Mass settings:
    1. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne" [Liber usualis, p.22-25]
    2. Mass IX "Cum jubilo" [Liber usualis, p.40-43]
    3. Mass XV "Dominator Deus" [Liber usualis, p.56-59]
    4. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne" [Graduale Romanum, p.11-14* in back of book]
    5. Mass IX "Cum jubilo" [Graduale Romanum, p.32-35* in back of book]
    6. Mass XV "Dominator Deus" [Graduale Romanum, p.51-53* in back of book]
    7. Mass III "Kyrie Deus sempiterne"
    8. Mass IX "Cum jubilo"
    9. Mass XV "Dominator Deus"

Other liturgical music


  • All Who Keep the Faith of Jesus (CH #321, HPSC #108)
  • Ave Maria (ICEL #110, WIII #713, PMB #173, AH #531, CH #326, CBW #607, HPSC #117, CHB #294, SMH #441, LCH #143)
  • Blessed Virgin Mother (HH #294)
  • Free from All Stain of Evil (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • Hear Our Prayer, O Gentle Mother (HH #295)
  • Immaculate Mary (AH #532, CBW #611, CH #316, HPSC #193, ICEL #114, PMB #172, WIII #708, CHB #154, SMH #577, VII #259, LCH #157, SEC #906)
  • In God I Will Rejoice [tune: Swabia] from Introit Hymns #88 (Christoph Tietze)
  • Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates! (AH #485, HH #19, HPSC #211, ICEL #7, WIII #363, SMH #615, EH #484, VII #211, LCH #6, SEC #931)
  • Maiden, Yet A Mother (AH #540, CHB #155, VII #367, SMH #632, SEC #913)
  • Mary Immaculate, Star of the Morning (CHB #156)
  • Mary the Dawn (PMB #174, AH #541, CH #329, HPSC #221)
  • Nothing Is Impossible (Kathleen Pluth) from Hymns for the Liturgical Year
  • O Be Glad, My Soul, Rejoice [Magnificat] (HPSC #233)
  • O Mary, of All Women (PMB #179)
  • O Mary, Our Mother (SMH #675)
  • O Purest of Creatures! (ICEL #116, CHB #159)
  • O Sanctissima (WIII #712, PMB #181, AH #542, CH #318, CBW #616, SMH #684, VII #369, LCH #147, SEC #915)
  • Praise We the Lord This Day (ICEL #117, WIII #696, SMH #723, EH #118)
  • Send, Lord, Like Dew (HH #34)
  • Stainless the Maiden (CH #333, SMH #764)
  • Tell Out, My Soul, the Greatness of the Lord (HPSC #311, CD #846, CBW #638, CHB #264, WIII #534)
  • The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (WIII #695, CBW #450, CHB #36, LCH #142)
  • The God Whom Earth and Sea and Sky (AH #534, CBW #608, CH #334, HPSC #321, ICEL #120, WIII #405, CHB #161, SMH #783, VII #368, SEC #914)
  • Thou Art the Star of Morning (HPSC #331)
  • Virgin-born, We Bow before You (WIII #403, CHB #163, HH #49, CD #839, LCH #33)
AH = The Adoremus Hymnal, Ignatius Press
CBW = Catholic Book of Worship II / Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
CD = Cantate Domino / Hymnal Supplement, GIA Publications, Inc.
CH = The Collegeville Hymnal, The Liturgical Press
CHB = The Catholic Hymn Book [London Oratory], Gracewing Publishers
EH = The Hymnal 1940 (Episcopal), used by many Anglican Use Roman Catholic parishes
HH = Hymnal of the Hours, GIA Publications, Inc.
HPSC = Hymns, Psalms & Spiritual Canticles, out of print but excellent
ICEL = ICEL Resource Collection, GIA Publications, Inc.
LCH = Lumen Christi Hymnal, Illuminare Publications
PMB = People's Mass Book, World Library Publications, Inc.
SEC = Saint Edmund Campion Missal & Hymnal, Corpus Christi Watershed
SMH = The Saint Michael Hymnal – 4th Edition 2011, Saint Boniface Church, Lafayette IN
WIII = Worship, 3rd Edition, GIA Publications, Inc.

Choral Music

  • Adam Lay Ybounden (arr. Boris Ord) from Carols for Choirs II, Oxford
  • Angelus ad Virginem (14 C., arr. Willcocks) from Carols for Choirs III, Oxford
  • Annunciation (Heinrich Schütz) for ST soli and SATB choir
  • Ave Maria (Gregorian chant) from Booklet of Chant, Volume III
  • Ave Maria (Jacob Arcadelt, arr. Andrea Angelini)
  • Ave Maria (Anton Bruckner) [Peters]
  • Ave Maria from Three Sacred Rounds, Volume 2 (Colin Brumby)
  • Ave Maria, gratia plena (William Byrd, Edward Elgar, Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, G.P. da Palestrina, Josef Rheinberger)
  • Ave Maria (Tomás Luis de Victoria, arr. Andrea Angelini)
  • Ave Regina cælorum (Calvert Shenk)
  • Ave Regina cælorum (Peter Latona)
  • Dixit Maria (Hans Leo Hassler) [J. Fischer, Arista, Chester, Concordia]
  • Drop Down, Ye Heavens (Heathcote Statham) from Oxford Easy Anthem Book
  • Drop Down, Ye Heavens, from Above (G. Winston Cassler) [Augsburg]
  • Ecce Virgo concipiet (Heinrich Isaac) [Chester]
  • Ecce Virgo concipiet (Cristobal Morales) [G. Schirmer]
  • Ecce Virgo concipiet (J.P. Swelinck) [Broude]
  • Ecce Virgo concipiet from Three Rounds for the Christmas Cycle (Colin Brumby)
  • Fiat! And Word Made Flesh (Ursula Ramjit)
  • Gabriel's Message (arr. David Willcocks) from Carols for Choirs II, Oxford
  • Hail! Blessed Virgin Mary (arr. Charles Wood) from Carols for Choirs II, Oxford
  • In Praise of the Virgin (Colin Brumby)
  • Lift Up Your Heads (Rev. Brian K. Muzas)
  • Lift Up Your Heads from Messiah (G.F. Handel)
  • Magnificat (Ronald Turner)
  • Magnificat brevis (Gary Penkala)
  • Mary's Salutation (Johann Eccard) [Oxford]
  • My Soul Glorifies the Lord from Eight Liturgical Rounds (Heathe Morber)
  • Rorate cæli desuper (Gregorian chant) [Liber usualis, p.353] Proper Introit for Advent IV
  • Rorate cæli [ant] & Psalm 19A [ps tone] (Gregorian chant) [Graduale simplex, p.59]
  • Rorate caeli desuper (Calvert Shenk)
  • Rorate cæli desuper from Two-part Motets for Advent (Gregory Hamilton)
  • Rorate cæli desuper (Gregorian chant) from Booklet of Chant, Volume 1
  • Rorate cæli desuper (William Byrd) [Oxford]
  • Rorate cæli desuper (Francisco Guerrero) [Chester]
  • Rorate cæli desuper (Charles Giffen, Jacob Handl, G.P. da Palestrina, Michael Praetorius, Josef Rheinberger, Heinrich Schütz, Samuel Webbe)
  • Salutation (Gary Penkala) from Easy Marian Motets
  • Sixteen Bicinios, Volume 3: Marian (Angelo Bertalotti, ed. Rev. Gabriel Iróffy)
  • Song of Mary (William Crotch) [AMSI]
  • The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (William Atwood)
  • There Is No Rose (anon 15th C.) from Carols for Choirs II, Oxford
  • There Is No Rose (Benjamin Britten) from Ceremony of Carols
  • Tota pulchra es, Maria (J. William Greene)

Organ Music

  • Adagio on a Lourdes Traditional Melody (Alice Jordan) [Organist's Companion, June 1985]
  • Alma redemptoris mater (Hermann Schroeder) from Die Marianischen Antiphonen
  • Ave Maria from Two Chant Meditations (Kevin Waters SJ)
  • Festival Processionals for Organ and Brass (Calvert Shenk)
  • Fuga sopra Magnificat (J.S. Bach) [Orgelwerke VII - Peters 246]
  • He Remembering His Mercy (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]
  • I Am Black But Comely (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.S. Bach) [Neumeister Collection - Yale University Press]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.C. Kittel) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Mach's mit mir, Gott, Nach deiner Güt (J.G. Walther) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co] [Seasonal Chorale Preludes for Manuals, Bk 2 - Oxford] [Eighty Chorale Preludes - Peters 4448]
  • Maestoso: Five Processionals (Calvert Shenk)
  • Magnificat settings (J.F. Dandrieu)
  • Magnificat Suite (Jean Guillain)
  • Maria zart, von elder Art (Arnolt Schlick) [Church Organist's Golden Treasury II - Oliver Ditson Co]
  • Music for a Festive Occasion (Tim Knight)
  • Offertory from May Music (John Larkin)
  • Offertory from Messe basse (Camil van Hulse)
  • Postlude on Sicilian Mariners (Alfred Fedak)
  • Postlude on Sicilian Mariners from May Music (John Larkin)
  • Ricercare on Ave Maria klare (J.K.F. Fischer) [Consoliere IV-4 - World Library Publ]
  • Salve Mater misericordiæ (Robert Farrell)
  • Toccata à la Dubois (Jon Naples)
  • Variation to the Sicilian Hymn (Benjamin Carr) [A Century of Amercian Organ Music, Bk 1 - McAfee Music Corp]
  • When the Salutation Gabriel Had Spoken (Marcel Dupré) from Fifteen Pieces [H.W. Gray Publ]

Psalm numbering is according to the Latin Vulgate Bible.

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