Soprano Vocalist and Soloist, Jennifer McCluskey in Richmond Virginia

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Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod - key of G (or F, if preferred)

Sung in Latin, English translation of text:

Ave maria! maiden mild!
O listen to a maidens prayer!
For thou canst hear amid the wild
( for thou canst hear though from the wild)
Tis thou, tis thou canst save amid despair.
We slumber safely til the morrow,
(safe may we sleep beneath thy care,)
Tho we, by men, outcast, reviled;
(tho banishd, outcast, and reviled;)
O maiden! see a maidens sorrow -
O mother, hear a suppliant child!
Ave maria