Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, The Glorification of the Virgin, about 1490-95, Location: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Schielandshuis, Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands, Image source: Wikimedia
Stile Antico: “Ave Maria”, 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:

Latin text:

Ave Maria, gratia plena,

Dominus tecum;

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.


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Merry Christmas! 🙂


12 Comments Add yours

  1. lampmagician says:

    The same back for you. Peace and Love. 🤗💖

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  2. Merry Christmas to you!

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  3. stolzyblog says:

    beautiful lifting singing. thanks, and a year of deepening insight to you.

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    1. Love it – Merry Christmas, Cindy! 🙂


  4. dorahak says:

    Joy and peace to you, Sunnyside! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Thanks! Joy for a newborn child. Joy for hope renewed. Joy for mothers everywhere.

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