© Cheryl Frances-Hoad 2019

Bogoród̃itse D̃évo, ráduys̃i︠a︡

For SATB Choir with divisions
(2019) 3 minutes
Traditional Christian Prayer (Luke 1 v. 28, 42)

Commissioned by Steve Chevis in loving memory of Barbara Chevis for Sonoro's Choral Inspirations Project. 

Text

Bogoród̃itse D̃évo, ráduys̃i︠a︡,

Blagodátnaya Mar̃íye, Ghospód s Tobóyu.

Blagosloṽénna Tï v zhenáẖ,

i blagosloṽén Plod chr̃éva Tvoyegó,

yáko Spása rod̃ilá yes̃í dush náshïẖ.

Translation:

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb,
for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.

Performance history (post premiere)

14th March 2020 - Sonoro conducted by Neil Ferris at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, UK

13th December 2019 - Londinium conducted by Andrew Griffiths at St. John's Waterloo, London UK

26th October 2019 - Choir of Merton College, Merton College Chapel, Oxford, UK

5th October 2019 - Sonoro conducted by Neil Ferris at St. Alban the Martyr Church, London UK

28th Septembrer 2019 - Sonoro conducted by Neil Ferris at St. Philp's Cathedral, Birmingham, UK

29th June 2019 - Sonoro conducted by Neil Ferris at St. Andrew and St. Teilo's Church, Cardiff, Wales, UK

Listen/Look ​

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