Various Artists

Ave Maria: The Myth of Mary

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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares

Ave Maria collects different interpretations of the classic hymn from a wide array of artists, including Chanticleer, Placido Domingo, Thomas Hampson, and Sumi Jo. I Fagiolini performs Edvarg Grieg's "Ave Maris Stella," Sarah Brightman sings Mozart's "Alleluja," and Julia Zenko interprets Astor Piazzolla's "Yo Soy Maria." The Tigerlillies' "Maria" and Jane Siberry's "Mary Had a Little Lamb" add a modern edge to this eclectic collection of songs about the Virgin Mary.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 José Carreras Amazon
2 Sumi Jo / English Chamber Orchestra Amazon
3 Oldarra Amazon
4 Jane Siberry Amazon
5 Barbara Bonney Amazon
Sacred Pieces (4), for chorus & orchestra (Quattro pezzi sacri)
6 Amazon
7 Gidon Kremer / Julia Zenko Amazon
8 Thomas Hampson / Saint Paul Chamber And Minneapolis Orchestra (members of) Amazon
9 Westminster Cathedral Choir Amazon
Cantigas de Santa María
10 Francoise Atlan / Camerata Mediterranea / Abdelkrim Rais Amazon
Otello, opera
11 Mirella Freni / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Amazon
12 I Fagiolini Amazon
13 The Tigerlillies Amazon
14 Sergei Nakariakov Amazon
15 Chanticleer Amazon
16 Plácido Domingo / Wiener Symphoniker Amazon
Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a)
17 Sarah Brightman / London Symphony Orchestra Amazon
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