Having grown up Catholic, this prayer holds such a deep personal significance for me. I wrote simple setting for women’s chorus during a time in my life where I was trying to connect the threads between my history and my future — and looking for guidance and grace.
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Áve Marī́a, grā́tiā plḗna,
Benedícta tū in muliḗribus,
et benedíctus frū́ctus véntris túī, Iḗsūs.
ṓrā prō nṓbīs peccātṓribus,
nunc et in hṓrā mórtis nóstrae. Āmēn.
This piece was premiered at the 2011 Festival of Women Composers Inc., at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.