Bob Chilcott: Nova! Nova!

 Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)

Nova! Nova! “Ave” fit ex “Eva”. Gabriel of high degree, he came down from Trinity to Nazareth in Galilee. He met a maiden in a place, he kneeled down afore her face, and said: Hail, Mary, full of grace. When the maid heard tell of this she was full sore abashed I-wys, and wened that she had done a wrong. Then said the angel: Dread not you; you shall conceive in all virtue a child whose name shall be Jesu. It is not yet but six months agone since Elizabeth conceived John, as it was prophesied before. Then said the maiden verily: I am your servant right truly; ecce ancilla Domini. (15th cent. English) 

Performance by Exultate Singers, David Ogden conducting. [YouTube]

Performance of Canto Deo Chamber Choir, Jonathan Brown conducting [YouTube]

Performance of the Leipzig Calmus Ensemble BNQ  BM (info)

Performance of the Tower Voices New Zealand, Karen Grylls conducting: BNQ  BM (info)