Music from the time when states were small

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Before the blog abandons the song lyrics thread, consider these words, with settings by Palestrina, Victoria, and Deprez (no Schubert please!), written during the period when the Late Scholastics were forging the foundations of economic science, commerce was booming, and states were small.

Ave Maria, gratia plena
Dominus tecum, benedicta tu
In mulieribus et benedictus
Fructus ventris tui Jesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis, peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

This Chanticleer CD is a great place to start in building your own polyphony collection.

11:08 am on September 30, 2003