In the Mode: August 25, 2013
“Ave Maris Stella”, Hail, Star of the sea is a plainsong Vespers hymn to Mary. It was especially popular in the Middle Ages and settings of the text have been made by many other composers. Seems we are unsure of who created the original, the text is found in 9th century manuscripts. Next time on In the Mode we’ll hear several settings of Ave Maris Stella.