Another of our beloved pieces linked with the maternal is Schubert’s “Ave Maria”; its traditionally sung lyrics honor the Virgin Mary, one of the ultimate icons of motherhood.
Hail Mary, full of grace,
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed,
Blessed is the fruit of thy womb...
— Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe
INCLUDED ON THE ALBUM MOTHER
Ellen's Gesang. III. Hymne an die Jungfrau
by Franz Schubert
arranged for piano, four-hands
by Anderson & Roe