The Perry Como Christmas Album - 1968

Ave Maria ~ 1968 Version

Original Music by Franz Schubert
Public Domain
 
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
Lyrics
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
 
 
 
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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