Ave MariaPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Original Music by Franz Schubert
Public Domain
1st recording 1949
With Choir and Organ directed by Mitchell Ayres
and Ray Charles
Recorded at The Church of Incarnation, New York City
Produced by Charles Grean
Recording Time 4:40 P.D.
Recorded September 30, 1949  ~  Matrix No. D9VC - 1953  Take 1 - 1A
Single release: RCA-78RPM 12" 28-0436
RCA-45RPM 52-0071-A
Single Flip Side: "The Lord's Prayer"
US Chart Position No. 22
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0110 ( F2PW-4296 ) May, 1955
Single Flip Side: "The Lord's Prayer"
Perry Como ~ Songs of FaithI Believe ~ original 12" LP 1956
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP "Songs of Faith" EPA-410 MONO 1953
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "I Believe" LPM-1172 MONO 1956

           Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP GOLD STANDARD "Songs of Faith" EPA-5142 MONO 19

           Album: RCA-AUSTRALIA EP
GOLD STANDARD "Bless this House" RCA-20033 MONO

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2nd recording 1959
With Male Voices of the Robert Shaw Chorale,
Orchestra conducted by Mitchell Ayres
Produced by Charles Grean and Lee Schapiro
Recorded in Manhattan Center, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recording Time 4:22 P.D.
Recorded October 26, 1959   ~  Matrix No. K2PB-6075 Take 3
Single release: RCA-45RPM-47-7650-B
Single Flip Side: "The Lord's Prayer"
Stereo Single release: RCA-45RPM-61-7650 ( same flip side )

The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria ~ 1959 versionThe Lord's Prayer ~ RCA Camden compilation 1969

Album issue: CAM-LP12 "The Lord's Prayer" CAS-2299 ELECTRONIC STEREO 1969

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           3rd recording 1968
Arranged and Adapted by Nick Perito
Roncom Music Company
Conducted by Nick Perito with the Ray Charles Singers
Produced by Andy Wiswell
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineers: Ed Begley and Ray Hall
Recording Time 4:40
Recorded July 12th, 1968  ~  Matrix No. WPA1-5617 Take 1 +
Remake  July 17th, 1968  ~  Matrix No. WPA1-5617 Take 5
Remake  August 1st, 1968  ~  Matrix No. WPA1-5617 Take 8
The Perry Como Christmas Album ~ 1968Perry Como Christmas Album ~ JapanI Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever ~ 1982Roger Whittaker & Perry Como - Christmas Favorites
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" LSP-4016 STEREO 1968
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" ANL1-1929 STEREO 1975
Album issue: RCA-JAPAN-LP12 "The Perry Como Christmas Album" SRA-5032 STEREO 1976
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Forever" AYL1-4526 STEREO 1982
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "Whittaker & Como Christmas Favorites" RCA SPECIAL PRODUCTS DPL1-0615 STEREO 1983
Ave Maria or Hail Mary, name given by Roman Catholics to a form of address to the Virgin Mary, included in the Divine Office and in a few antiphons of the Mass. Ave Maria are the first two words of the prayer that is taken from the salutation (see Luke 1:28) of the angel Gabriel, traditionally worded: "Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women." Appearing in varying forms as early as the 6th century in the Liturgy of St. James and others, the Ave Maria was finally adopted as a popular devotion in the 11th century. The present form was fixed by Pope Pius V in 1568 and has been used by the Roman Catholic laity as widely as the Our Father, or Lord's Prayer.

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