Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria

Franz Peter Schubert’s Ave Maria song as performed over the ages.

Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1875
Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1875

Franz Schubert said this about his song in a letter to his father:

“My new songs from Scott’s ‘Lady of the Lake’ especially had much success. They also wondered greatly at my piety, which I expressed in a hymn to the Holy Virgin and which, it appears, grips every soul and turns it to devotion.”

Deanna Durbin, at age 18, singing Franz Schubert’s masterpiece.

Ave Maria as performed by Andrea Bocelli.

Ave Maria, sung by Angelina Davis EWTN

Luciano Pavarotti in the Three Tenors concert 1994

Ave Maria
Gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus
Dominus tecum
Benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus
Et benedictus fructus ventris
Tuae, Jesus.
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Mater Dei
Ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Ora, ora pro nobis
Ora, ora pro nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora mortis
In hora mortis nostrae
In hora mortis, mortis nostrae
In hora mortis nostrae
Ave Maria


Hail Mary,
full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

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