Margaret Rizza: Ave Generosa


Explore this exciting new collection of choral music by Margaret Rizza, performed by Gaudete Ensemble, directed by Eamonn Dougan.

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About this release

“For this collection, I have chosen 13 texts and set them to music. These prayers, hymns and antiphons speak to me in different ways about the mystical world of which we are all a part.”Margaret Rizza

CD Booklet
  • Veni Jesu - Margaret Rizza
  • Fire of love - Margaret Rizza
  • My child - Margaret Rizza
  • O Sapientia - Margaret Rizza
  • O Clavis David - Margaret Rizza
  • O Oriens - Margaret Rizza
  • Mary slept - Margaret Rizza
  • Ave Maria - Margaret Rizza
  • Oculi mei - Margaret Rizza
  • Ave generosa - Margaret Rizza
  • O speculum columbe - Margaret Rizza
  • Mysterium amoris - Margaret Rizza
  • Trinity Blessing - Margaret Rizza
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Foreword by Margaret Rizza

“Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature thus transformed.” (Romans 12:2 The New English Bible)

St Paul writing to the Romans bids us to venture beyond the pattern of this present world and to journey into a another realm which allows our minds to be remade and our whole nature transformed. Entering into this world can be a spiritual awakening which was experienced by many of the mystics.

For this Musical Journey with the Mystics, which Tim Ruffer (RSCM) suggested I composed as another collection, I have chosen thirteen texts and set them to music. These prayers, hymns and antiphons speak to me in different ways of the mystical world of which we are all a part.

Music Credits



Production Credits

Catalogue number CR056
Artist Photography Benjamin Harte / Gregor Zednik
Cover Image The Theotokos of Vladimir. Reproduction of the Theotokos of Vladimir icon, XII century. The State Tretyakov Picture Gallery. Akg-images / Sputnik. Cover image, Texts & Translations, including any copyright material, reproduced with permission arranged and granted by the Royal School of Church Music, 2020.
Creative Director Mike Cooter
Executive Producer Adrian Green

Additional production details

2020 Sessions (tracks 1, 3-8, 11 & 13)
Engineering & Mastering Mike Hatch & Tom Lewington
Editing Adaq Khan
Recording Location St Augustine’s Church, Kilburn, February, 12th & 13th, 2020
Producer Andrew King

2010 Sessions*(tracks 2, 9, 10 & 12)
Engineering & Mastering Daniel Lock & Mike Hatch
Recording Location St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, 2010
Producers Robert Hollingworth & Margaret Rizza

*from the Naxos CD Mysterium Amoris (8.573039) and used here with permission

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