13 March 2011

Caccini's Ave Maria Sung by Andrea Bocelli

Below is a performance by Andrea Bocelli, a famous practicing Catholic with a great love and respect for the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God.  This song was written by Guilio Caccini (1551 - 1618), who composed at the tail end of the Renaissance, the cusp of the Baroque period.  While it does not have the complexity and solemnity of some of the most notable polyphonic music most prominent from the Renaissance, it does have a simplicity that is elegant and suitable for listening outside of the Mass.  ENJOY!

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Also see: Sumi Jo Sings Caccini