The Lord's Prayer and Ave Maria ~ 1959 version

Ave Maria ~ 1959 Version

Original Music by Franz Schubert
Public Domain
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
Single Flip Side: "The Lord's Prayer"

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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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The recordings of "The Lord's Prayer" and "Ave Maria" were recorded in "Living Stereo" but released
only once on this limited edition stereo RCA Victor single. All re-releases following this time were either
in monaural or electronically reprocessed stereo. These recordings were recovered and re-mixed from the original
three-track master tapes specifically at the request of George Townsend who compiled and sequenced
this compilation for Buddha Records in 2001. With appreciation to Rob Santos, Dennis Ferrante and the
RCA Records Label. A significant find.

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