Hymn #27: Ave Maria

The Ave Maria (“Hail Mary”) Catholic prayer is so beautiful and tranquil–a message of peace and grace in difficult times. Franz Schubert wrote a widely famous and loved adaptation called Hymn to the Virgin which has been used to sing the Ave Maria prayer–many famous singers showcase their talent and skill on this piece, here are two superb renditions:

Andrea Bocelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwp1CH5R-w4
Renee Fleming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsBt9yZDslA

So, this is really not a Hymn-A-Day item, but rather a full classical piece deserving a lot more study than I give it here. Nevertheless, I worked very hard on it (I’ve not played it before) and I hope it is a special treat for you.