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Anticipating David Archuleta’s “Ave Maria”

30 August 2009



“Christmas from the Heart,” David Archuleta’s first holiday album, is scheduled for October 13. On the list of possible songs to be included, one made my heart sing. “Ave Maria”! To hear David’s rendition of this beautiful classic will be a joy.

Franz Schubert wrote the music for “Ave Maria” when he was only 28 years old. Three years later, he died of typhus.

“Ave Maria” sung by Luciano Pavarotti

Ave Maria Prayer : The Latin text of the Ave Maria prayer
set to the music by Franz Schubert

Ave Maria Gratia plena
Maria Gratia plena
Maria Gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum

Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Ventris tui Jesus

Ave Maria
Ave Maria Mater dei
Ora pro nobis pecatoribus
Ora, ora pro nobis
Ora ora pro nobis pecatoribus

Nunc et in hora mortis
In hora mortis, mortis nostrae
In hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria!

English translation:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

And on a different note, here’s the Ave Maria from Bobby McFerrin with a talented audience:

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  • lyrix | 1 | 30th August 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    I love this song. I can only imagine what it would sound like if David sings it. CHILLS! Interesting take by Bobby McFerrin, I love that man’s love of music. Reminds me a little bit of David.

  • bigarchiefan (unregistered) | 31st August 2009 at 9:14 am |

    Wow, this was very interesting! I love “Ave Maria”, it is a very special song for me. When I lost my son, I remember having my faith to help me, but it was Mary that I turned to most as I felt she knew so well, the pain and heartache of losing a son. So as you can see, I am very connected to her, and this song is just so beautiful.
    Hearing David sing this song would truly touch me!

    I loved the version by Bobby McFarrin…what an amazing musician he is, I was truly entertained by him. Thank you for including that in your post as well, very nice!

    Take care,

  • 3cota | 2 | 31st August 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    Boy, this was so relaxing… been working a lot tonight and sit down and listened to Bobby McFerrin.

    I just know David’s version will be amazing! Talking about making a mark in history! This song will do it for David…among others…for sure!