Still as popular as ever for wedding services, this piece is often referred to as Schubert's Ave Maria, but it was originally composed as a setting of a song from Walter Scott's popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake.
She sings a prayer addressed to the Virgin Mary, calling upon her for help. Ellen is overheard by Roderick Dhu who is higher on the mountain, raising the clan for war.
Schubert : Ave Maria - A flat Major
The Latin version of the Ave Maria is now so frequently used with Schubert's melody, that it has led to the misconception that he originally wrote the melody as a setting for the Ave Maria.
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Title Ave Maria Ellens Gesang. Hymne an die Jungfrau Opus number Op. Performances There are no recordings for this tune yet. Submit yours!
Ave Maria Ellens Gesang. Hymne an die Jungfrau. Franz Schubert — Lieder , Romantic , Wedding music.