Tuesday, November 15, 2005

ANOTHER EPISODE of THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

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.

BMP

2 comments:

Fr. Keyes said...

I have a CD "Catholic Marian Classics" by Richard Proulx and the Cathedral Singers. I could not believe my eyes/ears when I heard his arrangement of "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman." It had suddenly become a piece of music.

Brian Michael Page said...

Fr. Keyes - always glad to hear from you! :-)

I'll have to get that CD. Hey, do you know by chance if they have that arrangement as sheet music for the next time someone asks me (cough, choke, barf) to play it at a funeral?

Thanks much.
BMP