Round 2 of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY - Christus Vincit Style!
The Good: Ave Maria (chant, Abt, Arcadelt, Victoria - pick one - they're all good!)
The Bad: Hail Mary/Gentle Woman
The Ugly: Elvis Presley doing a rendition of Hail Mary/Gentle Woman that medleys with "I Can't Help Falling in Love with You" (they're both in D major in most books - they're both in that 50's rock-ballad style 6/8 time - and they can both put you to sleep!)
Our Louisiana buddy (whom Nick and I both know on several boards and good friends with) once did a translation of Gentle Woman, to which I took Landry's melody and transformed it into this cool chant tune. My copy got lost in the big Pawtucket mill fire two years ago from yesterday.