Ave Maria (Vavilov)
"Ave Maria" is a much recorded aria composed by Vladimir Vavilov around 1970. Vavilov himself published and recorded it on the Melodiya label with the ascription to "Anonymous" in 1970. It is believed that the work received an ascription to Giulio Caccini after Vavilov's death, by organist Mark Shakhin (one of its performers on the mentioned "Melodiya" longplay), who gave the "newly discovered scores" to other musicians; then in an arrangement made by the organist Oleg Yanchenko for the recording by Irina Arkhipova in 1987, after which the piece came to be famous worldwide.
Selected list of recorded versions
- 1970 - Vladimir Vavilov (vocal Nadezhda Vainer), Melodiya label
- 1987 - Irina Arkhipova, arranged by Oleg Yanchenko
- 1994 - Inessa Galante, arranged for organ, on the live CD Musica Sacra, Campion label
- 1995 - Inessa Galante, arranged by Georgs Brinums on the album Debut, Campion label
- 1997 - Lesley Garrett, arranged by Nick Ingman, on the album A Soprano Inspired
- 1998 - Charlotte Church, arranged by Nick Ingman, on the album Voice of an Angel
- 1998 - Julian Lloyd Webber on the album Cello Moods
- 1999 - Andrea Bocelli, on the album Sacred Arias
- 2001 - Sumi Jo, arranged by Steven Mercurio, on the album Prayers
- 2003 - Honda Minako, on the album Ave Maria
- 2005 - Hayley Westenra, arranged by Steven Mercurio, on the album Odyssey
- 2008 - Kokia, on the album The Voice
- 2014 - Jackie Evancho, on the album Awakening
Use in films and trailers
- "Ave Maria" by German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, and French composer Charles Gounod.
- "Ave Maria" by Austrian composer Franz Schubert.
- Entry "Vladimir F. Vavilov" in Illustrated Biographical Encyclopedic Dictionary (Russian) lists the Melodia label as 1970, not 1972.
- Сергей Севостьянов, "Страницы жизни Владимира Федоровича Вавилова". Журнал «Нева» № 9 (2005).
- "Вавилов Владимир Фёдорович" Иллюстрированный биографический энциклопедический словарь.
- Гейзель Зеев, "История одной Песни" (15 февраля 2005)
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