My oldest daughter recently played the song Ave Maria in her high school piano recital. I've heard this song played many times, especially at weddings and it got me thinking about the meaning behind the song. Did you know that Ave Maria is the Latin word for Hail Mary? Hail Mary is a traditional biblical prayer used in the Catholic church that dates back to 1495.
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.
The song Ave Maria composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, was written for vocal and piano. Schubert was filled with devotion to the blessed Virgin Mary.
And now without further ado, I present to you my talented and beautiful young pianist.....