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Monday, December 6, 2021

Dad Sang Avé Maria from Bach-Gounod

 One of the many digitalized treasures I've come upon, is this almost complete Avé Maria from Bach-Gounod, sung by my Dad on October 9, 1994.
Husband Pieter joined Dad and the neighborhood choir AMC, as they sang during a Mass by request of then Roman Catholic Pastor Thijssen, the brother of Dad's neighbor, for videotaping segments.
This was at the Onze Lieve Vrouw Geboorte (Our Lady's Birth) Roman Catholic Church that had been restored after the damage from WWII.
A building by architect Pierre Cuypers 1827-1921.
In 1236 there was already a small Romanesque style Church.
In 1460 a new Gothic style Church got built on this site.
In 1869, during the demolition of the old Church, a Roman tri-god stone was discovered, dedicated to Minerva, Hercules and Juno. 
The stone served as a pedestal for a Jupiter column and is considered one of the most beautiful in the Province of Limburg.


This was inside the beautiful Roman Catholic Church alongside the River Meuse...


Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Geboortekerk (Kessel) click link

Dad's Avé Maria is quite appropriate with the upcoming Feast of Immaculate Conception on December 8!

Avé Maria (Bach/Gounod). In 1853, French composer Charles Gounod improvised on Johann Sebastian Bach's piano music from 1722

Ave Maria gratia plena
Dominus tecum, benedicta tu in mulieribus
Et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus
Sancta Maria, Sancta Maria
Maria, ora pro nobis, nobis peccatoribus
Nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae
Amen
Amen

Hail Mary, full of grace
The Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Holy Mary pray for us
Us sinners, now and in the hour of our death
Amen...

Especially at present times we need this!
Wishing you and your family a meaningful Advent Season

*Dad starting singing in the Church choir at the age of 17, and later joined the Horster Mannenkoor (the big choir). Dad received two royal awards for being 70 years and 80 years a singer; unique for The Netherlands.
Dad only joined Mom's elderly choir Levensvreugd on October 9, 1997 at the age of 76... as he never felt being an elderly... 😉

Related link:
{Mary The Most Powerful Woman in the World} | previous post by me
{Vintage Religious Paper Lace from France and Immaculate Conception} | previous post by me
From CitizenM Hotel on Delta Airlines from Amsterdam to Savannah, Georgia | previous post by me

24 comments:

  1. Magnificent. I am sure you are very proud of your Dad, and rightly so. This is a wonderful post, Mariette. Thank you.

    God bless you and yours.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, I am and having found this is quite a treasure!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Wow!!! Your dad had a marvelous voice, Mariette. Thank you for sharing this here today - such a treasured memory for you.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and yes, Dad sang this often as a solo.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Oh, Mariette, that is a treasure indeed! How beautiful he sang. ♥

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and it sure was beautiful and still is...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hello Mariette, I love this collaboration between two great composers, with its beautiful grounding and soaring melody. The purity and smoothness of your father's voice is amazing, especially the way he takes those high notes! Schubert's Ave Maria is beautiful also, but there is a certain perhaps theatrical flair to the Gounod version. Gounod wrote so many great songs, in addition to his operas. I had a book with the music to all his songs in it, which I used to go through and play on various instruments, but that score sadly was a victim of the "great fire."
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Thank you and one must keep in mind that Dad was here 73 years of age, not they young 17-year old Church choir boy anymore but he sure retained his 1st tenor voice.
      So sad that you lost the special book with all of Gounod's songs...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      It sure is a wonderful one that I will treasure.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Tiene buenas facultades. Me ha gustado mucho su interpretación.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      ¡Muchas gracias y esta pieza en video es ahora un tesoro para tener!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  7. Your dad had a beautiful voice, Mariette.

    Such a precious memory to cherish.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Thank you and he sure had!
      So happy with this video tape that my Pieter made.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Tuo padre aveva una voce meravigliosa,buon 8 dicembre.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Grazie e questo è vero ed è ancora un tesoro avere questo.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  9. What a lovely memory of your father, dearest Mariette!
    He had a very nice voice!
    Many hugs,
    Marie-Anne

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    1. Dearest Marie-Anne,
      Thank you and yes it is a treasure for us now.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. How wonderful! Your father had a wonderful voice. great memory.
    xoxo

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      Thank you and Dad (Papa in Dutch), sure had a wonderful voice.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you for the Aussie compliment!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Thanks for your visit and comment.

Mariette...

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