Ave Maria

by Scot Crandal
for Solo Voice, Piano, and Optional Choir 




Only one copy per singer is necessary. (You can print an extra copy for the accompanist and make copies of the final page of music for the choir.)

This setting of Ave Maria was composed for soprano, Jocelyn Claire Thomas. Outside of her busy performing schedule, Jocelyn sings at The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist in Portland Oregon as part of its Musical Artists in Residence program. My goal was to create a setting that follows the feel of the text with a strong, arching melody supported by a harmonic progression that emanates both warmth and heroism. The optional choir part comes in at the end in unison followed by the word "Amen", voiced as desired. Enjoy! 

You can find out more about Jocelyn's career at her website: jocelynclairethomas.com
"Staggeringly brilliant...Thomas' ethereal soprano causing a tear or two more than once...truly magic in the air." –Jared Rasic, from The Source 

Jocelyn Claire Thomas

Jocelyn Claire Thomas

first page of the high voice edition

first page of the high voice edition


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.


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.