Ave, Generosa - Pope
C21 composer Anna Pope created her own unison plainsong using the words written by C12 composer and visionary Hildegard of Bingen.
Translation Hail, girl of a noble house, shimmering and unpolluted, You, pupil in the eye of chastity, You, essence of sanctity, who were pleasing to God. For the heavenly potion was poured into you, In that the heavenly Word received a raiment of flesh in you, You, the lily that dazzles, Who God knew before all his other creatures. Now let all Ecclesia glimmer with the dawn of joy and let it resound in music for the sweetest virgin, Mary, mother of God. Amen. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)