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Ave Maria for Voice and Piano (3 Keys in One -- High/Medium/Low Voice)

Ellen's 3rd Song (Hymn to the Virgin) from Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake"

By Franz Schubert

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Voice (High/Medium High; Medium; Low/Medium Low)
Ellen's 3rd Song (Hymn to the Virgin) from Walter Scott's "Lady of the Lake". Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by Max Friedländer. Voice & Piano. Edition Peters. Book. 16 pages. Edition Peters #98-EP71047. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP71047).

Item Number: PE.EP71047

ISBN 9790577086705. English.

Part of the Opera Audition Arias series, featuring three keys in one version: High voice: Bb (original key); Medium voice: Ab; Low voice: G. Performance notes by Gordon Stewart.

Schubert's text for Ave Maria is not the Latin prayer to the Virgin but the heartfeltwords of Ellen Douglas in Sir Walter Scott'sverse-novel, THE LADY OF THE LAKE, set in the early part of the sixteenth century. Ellen is going with her father to Stirling, where he intends to give himself up to the King to prevent a bloody war. They take refuge for the night in a wild and rocky place, reputedly haunted by 'fays and satyrs.' Her 'melting voice attends the strings' of the harp of their faithful minstrel, Allan-bane.--Gordon Stewart

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