The best Ave Maria?

Discussion in 'Music' started by garabandal, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. josephite

    josephite Powers

    A Thousand Likes!
    And to answer Garabandals original question.....What is the best Ave Maria ever sung?

    I believe we have a winner!:love:
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  2. josephite

    josephite Powers

    I never knew Our Holy Father Pope Saint John Paul II had such a beautiful singing voice!

    I love Him and I miss him.

    Dear St John Paul pray for us.
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  3. Denise P

    Denise P Archangels

    My favorite Ave Maria is an instrumental version by YO YO MA. I am not computer savvy enough to post it here but it is on YouTube. It is wonderful to listen to in meditation.
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  4. Julia

    Julia Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

    While this video and Ave Maria is absolutely awesome. It was already make public that it is not Pope John Paul singing. Sorry, I can't remember the name of the singer; it did come up on the Forum quite some time ago, and the real singer was identified at the time.

    My favourite from the versions posted however is Bocelli singing the Ave Maria. Bless him.
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  5. Dolours

    Dolours Guest

    I found two on youtube, both lovely but I prefer the first. Here they are:

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  6. Denise P

    Denise P Archangels

    Yes, the first one with Kathryn Stott is my favorite. Thanks for posting!
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  7. "Quis ut Deus"

    "Quis ut Deus" Powers Staff Member

    Party pooper :p:p:whistle::whistle::D

    well here is JP singing...

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  8. josephite

    josephite Powers

    Wellllll.......... if that is not Our wonderful Saint JPII singing the Ave Maria, then we must defer to the absolute best sung Ave Maria, which I believe is by Mr Perry Como

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  9. josephite

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  10. Agnes rose

    Agnes rose Archangels

    So beautiful. I love any version of this soul touching song!
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  11. Gary david

    Gary david Archangels

    Well done. That must always make our blessed mothers heart happy. God bless you... Gary
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  12. Beth B

    Beth B Beth Marie

    One of my most favorite hymns ever...straight from heaven itself!
    With this beauty, who could deny God’s wonderous hand !

    I want to hear this played as I’m dying....prelude to heaven....
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  13. Jo M

    Jo M Powers

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  14. Gary david

    Gary david Archangels

    Yes, your right. You would never have expected to see this at disney world. He does have a beautiful voice and that little girl was very much enjoying that. A memory never to forget.
    That was very nice. God bless......
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  15. josephite

    josephite Powers

    Vitas is a Russian opera singer this short version is inspiring
  16. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    what a range!
    truly inspiring
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  17. padraig

    padraig Powers

    I hope things are well with you, you have been in my prayers.
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  18. HeavenlyHosts

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  19. Carol55

    Carol55 Ave Maria

    I love this...

    I was going to post Deanna Durbin's rendition of Ave Maria but I just noticed that Padraig has already posted it here. (Thank you Padraig.)
    I never knew of Deanna Durbin until a few months ago and she does have a very interesting story imo. She was signed by Universal Studios at the same time that Judy Garland was signed and they were about the same age, only about 6 months apart. Most people are familiar with Judy Garland but I think that many are not familiar with Deanna Durbin because unlike Judy Garland Deanna chose to retire from Hollywood before her 28th birthday. The following is from her wikipedia page:

    In 1946, Durbin was the second-highest-paid woman in the United States, just behind Bette Davis,[6] and in 1947, she was the top-salaried woman in the United States. Her fan club ranked as the world's largest during her active years.[12]


    Durbin retired from acting and singing in 1949, and withdrew from public life, granting no interviews for the remainder of her life, except for one in 1983. She married film producer-director Charles Henri David in 1950, and the couple moved to a farmhouse near Paris. [She married David after 2 failed marriages but stayed married to him until his death in 1999 and Deanna, herself, died at the age of 91 in 2013].
    There is a lot more to her story and if you are interested you can read about her here .
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  20. padraig

    padraig Powers

    I got lost in the forest in the dark there for a few hours so it was funny and touching watching this.
    Thank you.
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