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EVA | AVESimple, beautiful, dignified, singable.

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That’s the music of the Dominican Friars of Poland, now available in English. A rotating cast of non-professional singers from across the country came together over an extended weekend in January 2020 to record two albums’ worth of liturgical music. The repertoire forms a basic corpus of music for the whole church year. It can be learned and sung well in a short amount of time, by dedicated choirs of modest means – just like our album, recorded by volunteer singers after a brief period of rehearsing.

Here we are excited to share with you the second album, Eva | Ave, with choral music for Marian feast days, Advent, and Ordinary Time. Its title is drawn from a medieval hymn Ave Maris Stella (Hail, Star of the Sea). It depicts Mary as the new Eve, and the former’s obedience restoring the grace lost through the latter woman’s disobedience. In Latin Eve is spelt « Eva » which in reverse spells « Ave » (« hail! »), the greeting that the Angel Gabriel spoke in the Annunciation to Mary. Hence we sing: Taking that wondrous greeting / Which was by Gabriel spoken, / Changing « Eva » to « Ave », / Be of God’s peace the token. Our album features an arrangement of this hymn with a 17th century melody from a Benedictine monastery of Staniątki, harmonized by Fr. Dawid Kusz, OP, masterfully translated by Christopher Mueller.

The previous album from our series, featuring music for Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time can be found here. You may also like our 2016 album, Jesus I Trust In You.

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We are pleased to make this music available for free to the whole world. Please download our scores and start singing! We know that this music will transform the prayer life of singers and congregation alike through its powerful, meditative beauty.

Title Composer  Recommended use
Hail, o Bright Star of Ocean Traditional / Christopher Mueller Blessed Virgin Mary
Christus Vincit Jan Kunc / Łukasz Miśko, OP Christ the King
Song of Waking Traditional / Christopher Mueller Advent
Christmas Alleluia Dawid Kusz, OP Christmas, Ordinary Time
God, My God (Ps 63) Paweł Bębenek / Łukasz Miśko, OP Advent, Ordinary Time
In the Shadow of Your Wings Jacek Gałuszka / Michael O’Connor, OP Ordinary Time
O Gates (Ps 24) Jacek Gałuszka / Łukasz Miśko, OP Advent, Ordinary Time
All Thy Works (Ps 145) Paweł Bębenek / Łukasz Miśko, OP Ordinary Time
Missa Orientalis Jacek Sykulski Christmas, Ordinary Time
To You Be Glory Forever (Didache) Łukasz Miśko, OP Ordinary Time
Ave Regina Caelorum Dawid Kusz, OP / Łukasz Miśko, OP Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Recording and Mastering

    Audio recording by: Bill Levey, Via Audio Seattle
    Mastering and post-production by: Magda Piotrowska, Hear Candy Mastering
    Cover design: Natalia Miazga

  • DLC Choir 1

    Christopher Mueller, conductor

    SOPRANOS
    Julia Bellefeuille, Erin Brown, Hope Chamberlain, Becca Chavarría, Danielle Dellino, Eugenia Geisel, Mary Van Hollebeke

    ALTOS
    Mikaela Hertel, Ariaga Mucek, Tess Murray, Annie Nguyen, Jenny Taylor

    TENORS
    Paul-Henry Flynn, Marcin Juraszek, Br. Andrew Thomas Kang, O.P., Fr. Gabriel Torretta, O.P.

    BASSES
    Zachary Groeblinghoff, Fr. Lukasz Misko, O.P., Peter Molina, Giordan Montero

    Recording date: Thursday, January 2, 2020

    Blessed Sacrament Church, Seattle, WA

    Performances: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8

  • DLC Choir 2

    Zachary Groeblinghoff, conductor

    SOPRANOS
    Julia Bellefeuille, Erin Brown, Hope Chamberlain, Becca Chavarría, Eugenia Geisel, Lizzie Priddis, Sophia Holt, Caitlin Lynch

    ALTOS
    Mikaela Hertel, Tess Murray, Annie Nguyen, Jenny Taylor

    TENORS
    Marcin Juraszek, Br. Andrew Thomas Kang, O.P., Fr. Lukasz Misko, O.P.

    BASSES
    Matthew McGehee, Peter Molina, Giordan Montero

    Recording date: Saturday, January 4, 2020.

    Performances: 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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“We hope that these wonderful, prayerful pieces may inspire you to pray to Our Blessed Lord through song — these songs!”

Lukasz Misko, OP

President