Continuing the musical meditation on the mysteries of the rosary. For a Playlist for the Glorious Mysteries, click here.
The First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert, performed by Kristina Murphy, organ and Karen Ullo, soprano
Because there are few things more joyful than when a child sings to her Mother.
The Second Joyful Mystery – The Visitation
Magnificat by Arvo Pärt, performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Arvo Pärt is an Estonian, one of the most widely performed living composers of classical music. The Magnificat is the Canticle of Mary from Luke 1:46-55.
The Third Joyful Mystery – The Nativity of Jesus
Of the Father’s Love Begotten, Eleventh Century carol, performed by Larry and Carla Sue
The Fourth Joyful Mystery – The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Aaronic Blessing in Hebrew, sung by Rico Cortes
From Numbers 6:23-27, the traditional benediction given over the people every morning by a priest of the Aaronic line.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery – The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
My Father’s House by J.P. Cooper
(There is a studio version of this song available here, but I didn’t want to interrupt your prayer with the obnoxious ad at the end.)