Monday, July 14, 2014

Franz Peter Schubert - Ave Maria

"The opening words and refrain of Ellen's song, namely 'Ave Maria' (Latin for 'Hail Mary'), may have led to the idea of adapting Schubert's melody as a setting for the full text of the traditional Roman Catholic prayer Ave Maria. The Latin version of the Ave Maria is now so frequently used with Schubert's melody that it has led to the misconception as if he originally wrote the melody as a setting for the Ave Maria."

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