Acadia National Anthem “Ave, Maris Stella” (Latin) “Hail, Star of the Ocean” for Brass Quintet
An arrangement of the national anthem of Arcadia for Brass Quintet.
Acadia is the French speaking area of eastern North America, primarily in the Maritime provinces of Canada. “Ave Maris Stella” dates back to the eigth century as a Catholic hymn to the Virgin Mary and, as such, the lyrics are originally in Latin. Because of the Catholic background of Acadians, the song was chosen at the Acadian national congress of 1884 as the Acadian anthem. According to the minutes of the meeting, once the flag had been introduced to the delegates by Father Richard, he started singing the Ave Maris Stella as if to close the congress. It was then declared that a song was needed, and it was determined that because “Ave, Maris Stella” was chosen by Fr. Richard to sing at that time, that it should be the Acadian anthem. The resolution was submitted in the ongoing session, where the assembly approved it.
At the 1992 meeting of the Société Nationale de l’Acadie, the anthem was revised somewhat, the first and last verses of the original Latin lyrics were kept out of respect for the original hymn, but the second, third and fourth verses were now in French (the language spoken in Acadia), the lyrics being a winning entry of a contest.
Need an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store! All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible! email@example.com
Buy this score now!
You have already purchased this score. To download and print the PDF file of this score, click the 'Print' button below.
The purchases page in your account also shows your items available to print.
This score is free!
Which method of viewing music should I use?
Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:
You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.
Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.
If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.
In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Keith Terrett has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.