Saturday, December 12, 2009

15 days of Christmas Songs - #3

Thanks to Franz Schubert for this magnificent song. While 'Ave Maria' is widely considered a church song, it is actually a secular art song. It is tells the story about a young maiden who implores Mary to give her comfort in her time of distress. I always hear this piece around Christmas time and think it is absolutely beautiful - whether hearing a man or woman sing it. I was pleased to find that Andrea Bocelli sings it so amazingly. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Hatch said...

Oh Andrea Bocelli perhaps sang with the heavenly hosts as his voice is straight from heaven. This is the most beautiful rendition of this song, I think I have ever heard. Wow.