AVE MARIA: The Immortal Song of Inspiration
Label: ABC Classics
Composers: Anton Bruckner, Charles-Francois Gounod, Franz Biebl, Franz Schubert, Giulio Caccini, Henryk Nikolaj Gorecki, Josquin Des Prez, Luigi Cherubini, Pietro Mascagni, Robert Parsons, Sergei Rachmaninoff
Performers: Choir of Trinity College, David Stanhope, Gondwana Voices, Jascha Heifetz, Lauris Elms, Mario Lanza, Shu-Cheen Yu, Sydney Philharmonia Symphonic Choir, Yvonne Kenny
AVE MARIA -the immortal song of inspiration
Hail Mary, full of grace...For over a thousand years, these words have brought comfort and consolation in the darkest hours of human need. The ancient prayer has inspired music of radiant beauty from composers of every age. This unique album brings together some of the finest musical settings of this beloved hymn.