This is the Latin version of "Ave Maria" set to Schubert's musical composition. The Latin text is the Catholic prayer version of the "Hail Mary", written to fit the music.

"Ave Maria" is often sung at Christmas time. It's also sung at weddings and funerals.

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Notes

"Ave Maria" was composed by Franz Schubert in 1825. It was originally set to a loose German translation of part of the epic English poem "The Lady of the Lake" by Walter Scott.

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This is the Hail Mary Prayer this song is based on - in Latin followed by the English:

Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc, et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

English:

Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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Image: Madonna and Child by Taddeo di Bartolo, 1400.

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