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Music Term: Ave maria

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Ave maria

Definition and background:

A hymn or prayer to the Virgin Mary, the words of which are taken from the Gospel of St. Luke. It was adapted for use in the Roman Catholic rite in the 16th century. Numerous polyphonic settings by Renaissance composers.

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