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Ave Maria: First Vespers of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Buckfast

The Choir of Buckfast Abbey presents music for the First Vespers of Our Lady of Buckfast, the Abbey’s Patronal Feast on the 24th May. The Gregorian chant of the Monastic Rite is interspersed with glorious polyphonic works by Felice Anerio, William Byrd and Francisco Guerrero, culminating in the splendid Magnificat Octavi Toni by Tomás Luis de Victoria. A thrilling new arrangement of the traditional devotional hymn Hail, Queen of heaven is the climax of this joyous service. Full use of the Abbey’s Ruffatti Organ is made throughout, with a number of liturgical improvisations; the Office concludes by showcasing the full tutti of the magnificent instrument in Guy Weitz’s exhilarating Stella Maris.

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Track List

1

Improvisation

2

Francisco Guerrero

Trahe me post te

3

Gregorian chant

Deus in adjutorium

4

Gregorian chant

Psalm 109

5

Improvisation

6

Gregorian chant

Psalm 112

7

Improvisation

8

Gregorian chant/
Matthew Martin

Psalm 121

9

Improvisation

10

Gregorian chant/
Philip Arkwright

Psalm 122

11

Gregorian chant

Improvisation

12

Gregorian chant

Scripture Reading: Benedixit te

13

Gregorian chant

Short Responsory: Ave Maria

14

Gregorian chant/
Felice Anerio

Hymn: Ave maris stella

15

Gregorian chant

Versicle: Dignare me

16

Gregorian Chant/
Tomás Luis de Victoria

Magnificat octavi toni

17

Improvisation

18

Gregorian chant

Litany of Supplication

19

Gregorian chant

Benedicamus Domino

20

William Byrd

Salve Regina

21

Traditional
arr. David Davies

Hail Queen of heav'n

22

Philip Arkwright

Ave Maria

23

Guy Weitz

Stella Maris (Symphony I)