Serene Sunday – Ave Maria

Ave Maria is not a Christmas song although it’s played mostly during the holiday season.  As Jazzbaby stated on her blog, there are two versions, the Shubert and the Bach-Gounod version.  My favorite is the Gounod sung by one my favorite voices, Johnny Mathis.

Ave Maria – Johnny Mathis (Bach-Gounod)

The Bach-Gounod version of the Ave Maria was requested by my special friend, 19rebel57. The pictures were provided by her, as well. Some may not be aware that the “Ave Maria” is the Catholic Prayer, “Hail Mary,” sung in Latin. The first part of the prayer comes from the The New Testament.


He also does the  Schubert version, too.  Which one do you prefer?

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4 thoughts on “Serene Sunday – Ave Maria

  1. Hi Judiang,
    I can’t decide.  Both versions are lovely–especially with Johnny Mathis’ stirring voical interpretations.  Thanks for sharing them. 
    Holiday Cheers!   Grati  ;->

  2. I love both versions but the Schubert is the one I am more familiar with.  I also love Johnny Mathis singing pretty much anything.  🙂  He has such a beautifully soothing voice.

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