Song of the Day: Luciano Pavarotti, “Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)”

Yesterday for Song Lyric Sunday, where we were to choose songs that were about Mary, Marie, or Maria. I thought I would be clever and select that Catholic soul music classic “Ave Maria,” which set the Latin translation of the prayer we call the “Hail Mary” to one of the songs of Schubert’s Opus 52. I guess I should have chosen the other classical version of the prayer, the lesser-known but equally beautiful “Ave Maria” by Charles Gounod, an adaptation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Prelude #1 in C Major” (BWV 846) from The Well-Tempered Clavier. Once again, here’s Luciano Pavarotti.

There are so many songs with Mary, Marie, or Maria in the title that didn’t show up on Sunday, so I think I’ll do a few of those this week.

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Luciano Pavarotti, “Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)”

  1. I love this piece and his voice is simply amazing.mi loved when he appeared in Montreal’s famous cathedral for a Christmas special plus who doesn’t love the 3 Tenors.


  2. I loved Pavarotti’s voice, he always moved me so sad he too soon at 71yrs. You made a great choice there with Ave Maria. I don’t really feel quite up to blogging yet but I would of chosen this one with Pavarotti and Delores O’Riordan singing the same song. At first it seems a miss match but it grows on you, well it did on me.

    Delores who was absolutely stella had a troubled childhood which affected her short life. She died at the age of 46 in 2018, she was lead singer of The Cranberries, an Irish Megha group. Stay safe John and have a good week 💜


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