ave maris stella (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-345
  • First Line: ave, maris stella dei mater alma
  • Composer: Mark Thomas
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: piano & optional violin
  • Language: Latin
  • Country: United States
  • Series: MOSAIC: The Pearl Shangkuan Choral Series
  • Other: 2011, sacred
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


The simple verse structure of the beautiful prayer text inspired the music. The melody shines over the gentle, rolling wave-like contour of the choral and piano accompaniment.

Mark Thomas

A literal translation of this piece is included in Jeffer’s “Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire Volume I: Sacred Latin Texts.” Please contact publisher for the full score and parts for the optional string orchestra version.  This piece is part of Pearl Shangkuan’s Mosaic Series.

There is a separate violin part (S-345 violin), a separate set of parts for string orchestra (S-345 parts), and a separate conductor’s score (S-345 full).  All are available in pdf only.