Gayle Force with Tim Hubbard
I had been working with the radio on and heard that the BBC were looking for people to take part and join in with the BBC celebrations of the programme of Dessert island disc. I have always loved music. A variation rather than one form, and it struck me that Ava Maria as a song had always been in my life. It has of course been sung by many different singers. i think i have quite a few in my music collection now and many of which I enjoy over each year.
It was a suprise to me recently that my Mother also loves the same song, but then again I forst heard it as a child sung on their grammerphone in the 1950’s.
The song has follwed me around through many times, from wedding celebrations to sadder times of loved ones funerals, to summer celebrations when my sister , who is soprano, sung it when Evis Presley died, in the local chapel in a memrial service dedicated to him, here in St.Austell.
Ava Maria is very moving and mostly sung in latin as far as I can understand.
My Gran sung to it when it was on the television and I sung to it when recovering from an ectopic pregnancy (I had also been sterilised for elven years at that piont) to lift my spirits and heal my soul. It worked. I felt something shift in my energy that first day I found the strength to sing again.
Ava Maria, is beautiful uplifting, and inspiring.
On January 29th 2012 I will be on BBC radio Conwall with Tim Hubbard talking about this song …………. programme begins at 12 noon. Join us as part of the BBC celebrations ,which will be most interesting.
I have listened to this programme from a young girl and thought , I would love to do that, and here I am. See you then.