– SATB choir; handbells; (optional harp) – Solo Harp


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The Princeton Singers

The Princeton Singers

Andrea Wittchen (Harp solo version)

E.C. Schirmer No.6646
E.C. Schirmer No.6647 - handbell and harp parts
E.C. Schirmer No.6679 - Solo harp arrangement

Program Notes

“Angelus” or “angel” is a meditation on the incarnation, often introduced by the tolling of a bell. Angelus is scored for SATB choir with harp and opt. handbells. There is also a version for solo harp.

Text / translation

Angelus Domini Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae, Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus. Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen. Ecce ancilla Domini, Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum. Ave Maria… Et Verbum caro factum est. Et habitavit in nobis. Ave Maria… Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix. Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi. Oremus. Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut, qui, angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem ejus et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per eundum Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.


The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary, And she conceived of the Holy Ghost. Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Behold the handmaid of the Lord, Be it done unto me according to Thy word. Hail Mary… And the Word was made flesh, And dwelt among us. Hail Mary… Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray. Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His passion and cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.


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