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Ave Maria – Rachmaninoff (for a Sunday afternoon)

Ave, Ave Maria  gratia plena
Ave Maria gratia plena Dominus tecum,
Ave Maria Et Benedicta tu in mulieribus

Et Benedictus fructus ventris, Ventris tui Jesus
Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Maria
Ora pro nobis, nobis pecatoribus
Nunc et in hora in hora mortis nostrae


Today’s Birthday: CHARLES FRANÇOIS GOUNOD (1818)

Charles François Gounod (1818)

Gounod was French composer who also studied for the priesthood and worked as an organist. Throughout his life, he remained torn between the theatre and the church. His reputation largely rests on his hugely popular 1859 opera, Faust, but he also wrote 15 lesser-known operas, 17 masses, more than 150 songs, and two symphonies. One of his short pieces, “Funeral March of a Marionette,” became well-known—albeit not by name—as the theme to what popular TV show beginning in the 1950s? More… Discuss

Ave Maria

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 tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis 
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae
Et in hora mortis nostrae