Commissioned by Steve Chevis in loving memory of Barbara Chevis

Programme Note

Commissioned by Steve Chevis in loving memory of Barbara Chevis for Sonoro's Choral Inspirations Project.

​Bogoród̃itse D̃évo, ráduys̃i︠a︡,
Blagodátnaya Mar̃íye, Ghospód s Tobóyu.
Blagosloṽénna Tï v zhenáẖ,
i blagosloṽén Plod chr̃éva Tvoyegó,
yáko Spása rod̃ilá yes̃í dush náshïẖ.

Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary full of grace, the Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb,
for Thou hast borne the Savior of our souls.

Advisory text pronunciation link can be found here:
http://www.musicarussica.com/miscellaneous/Russica_transliteration.pdf