AVE MARIA

Latest update on 22/04/2017

Artist: M.A. Guarini
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod
Label: Edison
Year: 1899

Covers:

1899:

W.D. McFarland [for Berliner]

1900:

R. Fournet [idem]

1903:

E.I. Kristman [for Columbia]

1904:

Alessandro Moreschi [the last castrato, recorded at the Vatican; for 250 years castrati were prominent in Italian choirs since Pope Sixtus V banned women to appear on stage in the late 16th century; the Sistine Chapel Choir was the first and the last to employ castrati; Professor Moreschi remained in service until 1913]

1904:

Emma Albani

1905:

Adelina Patti

1906:

Dame Nellie Melba [on HMV]

1911:

Guido Deiro

1913:

John McCormack

1913:

Alma Gluck

1936:

Beniamino Gigli

1938:

Tino Rossi [in film Lumières de Paris]

1947:

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

1951:

Sarah Vaughan

1958:

Johnny Mathis

1958:

Aafje Heynis

1962:

Robertino

1962:

Shirley Bassey

1967:

Barbra Streisand

1967:

David Garrick

1967:

Stevie Wonder

1967:

Procol Harum [in Repent Walpulgis]

1971:

Ekseption [hit NL]

1974:

Gladys Knight

1977:

Carpenters

1980:

Gheorghe Zamfir

1983:

Will Tura

1987:

Demis Roussos

1989:

Nina Hagen

1989:

Piet Veerman [recorded both Ave Maria's]

1992:

Sinéad O'Connor

1993:

Maurane [as Sur un prélude de Bach; hit Fr]

1993:

Lesley Garrett & Amanda Thompson [hit UK]

1993:

Kelly Family

1996:

Helmut Lotti

1997:

Jantje Smit

1999:

Andrea Bocelli

2001:

Sarah Brightman

2008:

Aretha Franklin

Not to be confused with Schubert's Ave Maria (see there). This melody was written by Bach in 1722 as Prélude N°1 aus das wohltemperierte Klavier and arranged by Charles Gounod in 1852 as Méditation sur le 1er prélude de piano de S. Bach, also known as Ave Maria.

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