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More About This Title THE HAIL MARY (AVE MARIA):


One of the most revered and repeated prayer in all of Christendom, especially in the Catholic and traditional religions, the Hail Mary (Ave Maria) and its story is lavishly illustrated in a hardback book and accompanied by a music CD. This fine collection describes the origin of the much-loved prayer, cites Biblical sources, provides translations in different languages, and includes brief background about the composers and artists and how they artistically portray the prayer. The magnificent art comes from world renowned artists, including Renaissance masters such as Bottecelli, Fra Angelico, Rogier van der Weyden as well as Carl Bloch, James Tissot, Edward Burne-Jones, etc., The New Testament themes of "The Annunciation" and "The Visitation" are key components of the Hail Mary (Ave Maria).
A beautiful music CD amplifies the solemnity of the prayer, taking the listener to celestial heights as it interpreted in classical pieces by Josquin DesPrez, Tomás Lius de Victoria, Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Gounod, Franz Schubert, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and other noted composers. An easy read, the book is also a primer on the major art and music forms.