Gabriel Angelus locutus est Mariae

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Gabriel Angelus…Ave is the Magnificat antiphon at Vespers of the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25).

For Gabriel the Archangel's Vespers (March 24) the Liber usualis gives the different antiphon Gabrielis Angelus…Ecce concipies in utero for the 4th Psalm.

See also Gabriel Angelus apparuit Zachariae.

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Latin.png Latin text

Gabriel [Arch}angelus locutus est Mariae dicens:
Ave [Maria,] gratia plena, Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus.

English.png English translation

The [arch]angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, saying:
Hail [Mary,] full of grace, the Lord be with you, you are blessed among women.

German.png German translation

Der Engel Gabriel sprach zu Maria, indem er sagte:
Sei gegrüßt, voll der Gande, der Herr ist mit dir, du bist gebenedeit unter den Frauen.

Variant 1, the 2nd a pars of Guerrero's motet


Gabriel archangele veni in adjutorio populo Dei,
qui semper assistis in conspectu Domini.

Variant 2, the 2nd a pars of Massaino's motet
Ecce ancilla Domini: fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
Et verbum caro factum est et habitavit in nobis. Alleluia.

Variant 1  

Archangel Gabriel, come in aid for the people of God,
you who always stand by in the sight of the Lord.

Variant 2
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it unto me according to thy word.
And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Alleluia.

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