The song that is now universally known as “Ave Maria” by Schubert, actually is a Lied called “The Lady of the Lake“, with a text by Walter Scott translated into German. The song began with the words Ave Maria, as a result, on this melody notes were included the words of the Latin Christian ‘”Ave Maria”, but it is a later addition, not meant to Schubert. In any case it is very successful as a song, and it’s also nice to play it on classical guitar, with his triplet arpeggios.
Music and Awareness
- Ave Maria – Schubert – Classical Guitar tab 1
- Ave Maria – Schubert – Classical Guitar tab 2
- Ave Maria – Schubert – Wikipedia