Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bobby McFerrin Sings Ave Maria

This is AMAZING! I am impressed with how many people actually know the Hail Mary in Latin. This certainly raises some questions. The first to come to my mind is if a whole auditorium, composed of who knows what kind of people, knows the Ave Maria what makes people think that the congregation in a church assembly won't know the Ave Maria or be able to sing it?

6 comments:

ignorant redneck said...

Nobody actually believes that a congregation can't learn to sing the Ave Maria, or learn the responsed to either the Novus Ordo or the TLM.

What they actually believe is that if we start doing that, then maybe we'll also start paying attention to the Magisterial teachings of the Church, the Holy Father and lots of other things they'de rather not dea; with in their quest to make relativism and political action the catch words of Catholicism.

I thin that professional "music ministers", (as opposed to choir directors), are one of the plagues of satan released upon the church.

Brendan McGrath said...

This proves how right Fr. Andrew Greeley is about how Mary is an indelible part of the Catholic imagination (and attractive even to non-Catholics as well).

I really liked this rendition of it, but I have to tell you -- it needs more cowbell. I got a fever... and the only prescription... is more cowbell!

Susan said...

It sounded to me that most didn't know the actual latin words in the middle. They knew the melody, however! There were a few "section leaders" who knew the words!

Very beautiful!

Theocoid said...

I suspect it was for a vocal master class at a music school. For some pieces a good half would know the libretto, and the others would recognize the melody.

lukacs said...

This was at the Montreal Jazz festival...

Fr. Tom Extejt said...

Bobby McFerrin also did this at a Toledo Symphony Orchestra concert - definitely a crowd with uneven vocal abilities, and uneven religious background and commitment. It was beautiful.

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