Hymn to the Mother of God
This is a very different tune from the very popular Ave Maria by Vavilov, which is also commonly misattributed to Caccini.
This is an audio clip that I found for the first time on shockwave.com, listed as Ave Maria by Kachini performed by the Moscow Symphony Orchestra. I have since found this same clip on several other similar websites with the same erroneous attribution.
Dec 06, 2010: I received an email stating that this "is the final
movement of the Rachmaninoff "All-Night Vigil". Not by Caccini, and not an "Ave
Maria". Rachmaninoff did set the "Ave Maria" text as part of that masterwork
(truly, one of the greatest choral compositions of all time, right up there with
the Brahms "Requiem" and Handel's "Messiah"), but this is not that movement."
Page last modified: November 15, 2011
Return to my homepage: www.avemariasongs.org