We recorded Charles Calellos great orchestration, featuring soprano
Melissa Rowell, on demo through MIDI [Musical Instrument Digital
Interfacing], at my friend Don Bestors recording studio in Port St. Lucie.
The picture is the Virgin Mary by Sassoferrato, painted in the 17th
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A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPOSER
Ave Maria is the Latin translation of the Hail Mary prayer. Music has been
set to that prayers text by some of the greatest composers the world has
I'm sure you'll enjoy hearing its beautiful melody and harmonies. Of equal
importance to this version of the Ave Maria, is its enclosed message. In a
world greatly troubled with wars, terrorism, immorality, self-indulgence,
and especially greed and selfishness, I felt compelled to ask for divine
Where the piece and prayer would normally end with Nunc et in hora mortis
nostrae (Now, and at the hour of our death), I inserted the addendum
lyrics, "Sancta Maria, Beata et casta: ora pro nobis, aduiva nos. Egemus
tua caritate.* "
I'm asking the Blessed Mother of Jesus, the Son of God -- "Holy Mary,
Blessed and pure: pray for us; help us. We need your love."
I'd greatly appreciate your keeping this message in your heart when
performing or listening to my composition. Thank you, Roger Rossi
arr. Hawley Ades
Charles Calello - Hawley Ades arrangement of Roger Rossis
Ave Maria, as performed by Christ by the Sea United Methodist choir and
orchestra, Vero Beach - December 2009.
Dr. Marcos D. Flores conductor; Composer's 16-year old granddaughter
featured vocal soloist. What a beautiful version of Ave Maria. See more at:
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