Ave Maria: The London Oratory School Schola
Fourteen ancient and modern musical settings of the Prayer to Mary are performed by The London Oratory School Schola, under the direction of Lee Ward. Expertly performed, this recording explores settings that will be familiar, as well as those quite unusual. David Terry accompanies on the 1884 Father Willis organ, altered but most recently restored in 1997 in the church of St. John at Hampstead, London. Ave Maria settings by: Elgar, Schubert, Clemens non Papa, Desprès, Bach/Gounod, Parsons, Palestrina, Victoria, Bruckner, Martin, Biebl, Panufnik, Blazeck, and Terry.