247 Ave Maria
A sizeable tumble of 61 places. 2nd of Schubert's 7 entries.
It's a beautiful irony that the nation's favourite settings of the Ave Maria are composed by Bach and Schubert, yet neither of them actually wrote an Ave Maria. Schubert's music was actually written to the words of The Lady of the Lake, by Sir Walter Scott but translated into German and called 'Ellen’s Third song'. It was written as part of a set of Scott songs when the composer was twenty-eight and contains the words 'Ave Maria', but only in reference to the prayer itself.
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Down 11, to its lowest ever chart position. 1st of 5 entries…
A big fall of 62 places for this, the 3rd of Mozart's 18 ent…
'The Annunciation' by Fra Angelico (c. 1430).