http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Caccini retrieved 2009-12-29
One of the most popular Ave Marias is being misattributed to Caccini,
the "Ave Maria" was in truth composed in the 1970s by Russian lutenist
Vladimir Vavilov. Vavilov, who had a habit of attributing his
compositions to famous composers, recorded the piece in
 1970, attributing it to
"Anonymous" on the album. Following Vavilov's death, Caccini's name was
erroneously attached to the piece in subsequent recordings and performances.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ave_Maria_(Vavilov) retrieved 2009-12-29
Ave Maria (Vavilov)
"Ave Maria" is a popular and much recorded aria composed by Vladimir Vavilov
around  1970.
It is [...]generally misattributed to Baroque composer Giulio
Vavilov himself published and recorded it on the Melodiya label with the
ascription to "Anonymous" in 
It is believed that the work received its attribution to Giulio Caccini
after Vavilov's death, by organist Mark Shakhin (one of its performers on
the mentioned "Melodiya" longplay), who gave the "newly discovered scores"
to other musicians; then in an arrangement made by the organist Oleg
Yanchenko for the recording by Irina Arkhipova in 1987; then the piece
become be famous worldwide.
Selected list of recorded versions
1970Vladimir Vavilov, Melodiya label
"Lute music of the XVI-XVII cent."
tr03 - Anonymous XVI cent. - Ave Maria
"Vladimir F. Vavilov" in Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedic
the original Vavilov recording.
My thanks and appreciation to
for sending me this link.
1987 Irina Arkhipova, arranged by Oleg Yanchenko
1994 Inessa Galante, arranged for organ, on the live CD
Musica Sacra, Campion label
1995 Inessa Galante, arranged by Georgs Brinums on the album Debut,
2001 Sumi Jo, arranged by Steven Mercurio, on the album
2001 Steven Geraghty of Libera, arranged by Robert
Prizeman, on album Luminosa
2008 Tom Cully of Libera, arranged by Robert Prizeman,
on album New Dawn
and many, many more ....
Use in Films and Trailers
Donnie Darko (2001)
Our Lady of the Assassins (2000, American release trailer)
1.^ Сергей Севостьянов, "Страницы жизни Владимира
Федоровича Вавилова". Журнал «Нева» № 9 (2005).
2.^ "Вавилов Владимир Фёдорович" Иллюстрированный биографический
3.^ Гейзель Зеев, "История одной Песни" (15 февраля 2005)
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