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AVE MARIA by Franz Schubert – Solo Ukulele Arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch

April 13, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when I attempted to arrange the Schubert Ave Maria as a chord/melody piece rather than a fingerpicking piece. It really allows it to breathe . . . Sometimes, thinking outside the box is a good idea. . . I need to remind myself to do that more often . .


AVE MARIA by Franz Schubert – Solo Ukulele Arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch
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The Lady of the Lake and the Ave Maria

According to Wikipedia the piece was composed as a setting of a song from Walter Scott’s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake, in a German translation by Adam Storck (de) (1780–1822), and thus forms part of Schubert’s Liederzyklus vom Fräulein vom See. In Scott’s poem the character Ellen Douglas, the Lady of the Lake (Loch Katrine in the Scottish Highlands), has gone with her exiled father to stay in the Goblin’s cave as he has declined to join their previous host, Roderick Dhu, in rebellion against King James. Roderick Dhu, the chieftain of Clan Alpine, sets off up the mountain with his warriors, but lingers and hears the distant sound of the harpist Allan-bane, accompanying Ellen who sings a prayer addressed to the Virgin Mary, calling…

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