Ave Maria


Celestial Celebrants

Ave Maria

01  Ave Maria (feat. Erik-Peter Mortensen)  [5:24]

This single was released on December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan long-count period, honoring the ending of an epoch, and celebrating the beginning of the New Aeon of unity and love at the dawn of a planetary civilization.

The first half features the classic Ave Maria based on J.S. Bach’s C Major Prelude (BWV 846) to which Charles Gounod fitted the words of the Hail Mary in 1859. The second half features a masterful new choral arrangement by Erik-Peter Mortensen to lead us into the new age.

Baritone Soloist: Erik-Peter Mortensen

Opening Medieval Chant: Erik-Peter Mortensen & Benjamin Clements

Choral Bass & Baritone: Erik-Peter Mortensen

Choral Alto & Soprano: Catherine Hedberg

Choral Tenor: Erik-Peter Mortensen & Edward Rubeiz

All other instruments, programming and original arrangement: Celestial Celebrants

Choral Arrangement by Erik-Peter Mortensen.

Produced by Boris Berlin.

Cover artwork by Rei Fukui.

Words according to the traditional Hail Mary (Ave Maria)

Ave Maria (Hail Mary)

Latin Text

Áve María, grátia pléna, Dóminus técum.

Benedícta tu in muliéribus,

et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.

Sáncta María, Máter Déi,

óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,

nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae.


English Translation

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;

blessed art thou amongst women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.



Release Date: December 21, 2012

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