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"Ave Maria"


"Ave Maria"
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"Ave Maria," Lyrics, Text Format

An art song for the very best readers!
Advanced syncopation with triplets, raised/natural tonic (Di),
sharped supper tonic (Ri), sharped subdominant (Fi),
and lowered mediant (Me).

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  • Grade: Fifth

  • Origin: Germany - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

  • Key: B flat Major

  • Time: 4/4

  • Form: through composed

  • Rhythm: advanced: | ta/a/a ti ti | ta/a (ta/a) |
    | ta/ ti ri ti ti ti ti | syncopation, | ta/a (ta) ta |
    | ta/ ti ri ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation, | ta/a ta/ ti | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ta/a (ti)-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ta/ ti ti/ ri ti/ ri ti/ ri | syncopation,
    | ti/ ri ta (ta) ta | syncopation, | ta/ ti ti/ ri ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation, | ti ti ta (ta) ti ti |
    | ti ta ti ti-ti-ti ti-ti-ti | triplet syncopation

  • Pitches: advanced: So La Ti Do Di Re Ri Me Mi Fa Fi So - raised/natural tonic/one (Di, B), raised /sharped supertonic/two (Ri, D sharp), lowered/fat mediant/third (Me, D flat), raised/natural subdominant/fourth (Fi, E)

  • Intervals: advanced: Do/Mi (M3), La/Mi (P5),
    Mi/Fi\Mi (M2), Mi\Ri (m2), Ri\Ti (M3), Ti/Re (m3), Fa\Re\Ti descending arpeggio (vii, Am), Re\Ti (m3), La/Di/Mi/So ascending arpeggio (vi, Gm7), So\Mi\Di descending arpeggio (i, Bm), Re\La (P4), So/Re (P5), Re\Di/Re (m2), Mi/So8 (m3), Fa\La (m6), La/Mi (P5), Do/Me (m3)

  • Musical Elements: notes: whole, dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, dotted eighth, sixteenth; rests: half, quarter, eighth; tempo: andante/walking pace (73–77 BPM); triplets, repeated melodic rhythm patterns, natural, sharp, flat, arpeggios,melismatic (holding one vowel sound for many pitches) syncopation, vocal slurs

  • Key Words: world geography: Germany; music history, German composer: Franz Schubert; art song, language: Latin; "The Lady of the Lake," Walter Scott, "Hymn to the Virgin," sacred, Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus, Catholic prayer: "Hail Mary," grace, Lord, Lord is with thee, blessed, fruit of thy womb, Jesus, Christ

  • Recorder: advanced: introducing C#, D#, E flat, F#; arpeggios: i (Bm), vi (Gm7), vii (Am)

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"Ave Maria"

Ave Maria gratia plena,
Maria gratia plena,
Maria gratia plena,
Ave, Ave Dominus,
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tui, Jesus.
Ave Maria!

Hail Mary, full of grace,
Mary, full of grace,
Mary, full of grace,
Hail, Hail, the Lord
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed,
Blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Thy womb, Jesus.
Ave Maria!

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