[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Mon Dec 13 21:13:17 GMT 2021

On Dec 13, 2021, at 9:10 AM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> wrote:

> But you couldn't have "Ave Maria", for instance, or any recognisable
> hymn (not even "Fight the Good Fight", ruining many wedding jokes).
> As we had our "wedding" 24 years after getting together, and our 20-year
> old daughter was one of the witnesses, we'd planned to have "You Can't
> Hurry Love" and "At Last, My Love" - but in the end, due to covid, we
> just had a minimal ceremony without music or any frills, and it was all
> done in 10 minutes.


Says Wikipedia—
“Ellens dritter Gesang" ("Ellens Gesang III", D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825), in English: "Ellen's Third Song", was composed by Franz Schubert in 1825 as part of his Op. 52, a setting of seven songs from Walter Scott's 1810 popular narrative poem The Lady of the Lake, loosely translated into German.
It is one of Schubert's most popular works. Beyond the song as originally composed by Schubert, it is often performed and recorded by many singers under the title "Ave Maria" (the Latin name of the prayer Hail Mary, and also the opening words and refrain of Ellen's song, a song which is itself a prayer to the Virgin Mary), in musically simplified arrangements and with various lyrics that commonly differ from the original context of the poem. It was arranged in three versions for piano by Franz Liszt.
Not really a hymn, although many people seem to think it is: secular with Marian references only.

My mom used to sing it a lot.

A. Marina Fournier
saffronrose at me.com
Je persisterai quand même, car j’ais survécu d’être née
Valley of Heart’s Delight. CA
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