Fr Jack Collins bets “you don’t know Jack… about the Feast of the Assumption.”
For your penance… 3 Hail Marys. Just kidding. Actually, I do have 3 Hail Mary (Ave Maria) versions below and I would like to propose a competition of sorts, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s feast today. What’s your favorite Ave?
For those who are interested in participating, listen to (at least part of) the 3 Ave Marias below:
- A Bach/Gounod Ave with Harp and female vocalist on Celtic Woman
- A Schubert Ave sung by Aaron Neville in Latin
- A Schubert Ave performed by an Anonymous Opera in German
Let us know which of theses you like best, or nominate another “write in” in the comments below.
Celtic Woman — Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Aaron Neville — Schubert Ave Maria (Latin)
Anonymous Opera — Schubert Ave Maria (German)
Coming up later today: Aggiornamento! — Hold That Thought…
Props for the “You Don’t Know Jack” video! Cheers!
To be fair I got it from 1catholicsalmon 🙂 the more the merrier!
Congratulation, Maria! It’s your patron’s feast today. 3 Hail Marys for you!
Schubert by Cecilia Bartoli.
A good choice!
I really liked all three Ave Maria’s, but Father Jack is where it’s at. BUSTED HALO gets the winning vote.
this one is good! Sarah Brightman…
That one was really good! Great camerawork too.
With the only precinct in, Ferndale, Ark., votes for Schubert!
Since no one else did, I’m casting my vote for Celtic Woman and Bach (the harp won me over). Looks like Schubert wins by popular acclaim. Thanks for voting!
Personally I love Perry Como’s version of Ave Maria but I do not know how to post it to you. It is on youtube.
Here’s Perry Como’s version: http://youtu.be/cxfvRh1N7Jc
I’m a Bach guy, so there’s my vote.
Selfishly, I prefer it because it’s slightly easier to sing as a baritone.
I used to prefer the Schubert Ave, but the Bach one grew on me over time. You are right, it’s simpler.