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Favorite Ave Marias

Please list your top choices of choral Ave Marias; I'm doing a lecture recital that will be essentially a historical/style survey of five different settings. Many thanks!
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on May 4, 2011 7:17pm
on May 6, 2011 2:50am
Top of the List:
Rachmaninoff (Bogoroditse Djevo)
Great pieces:
Part (Bogoroditse Djevo)
Also favorites:
on May 31, 2011 9:28am
I wonder if you might like my setting of Ave Maria written for the choirs of the two Cathedrals in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and just recently published by Hal Leonard?;
Thank you for your consideration. 
Philip Stopford
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on October 21, 2013 7:56am
As everyone else has said, the Biebl Ave Maria is absolutely stunning. For women's choirs, I personally love William Hawley's 6-part Ave. Holst's double choir, 8-voice arrangement is also especially beautiful, but is quite challenging. Guy Forbes also has a simpler SSA arrangement that has brought me to tears once or twice.
on October 27, 2013 11:56am
Robert Parsons.   public domain
... epic 16 bar amen.
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on November 6, 2013 10:04am
Rihards Dubra from Latvia has written several very beautiful "Ave Maria"s. They are available via C.F. Peters in USA.
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