One of my favourite pieces of Pam’s, which is saying a lot.
Her original manuscript is reproduced further down.
I’ve made an arrangement from Pam’s chords, which could be played on piano or sung as parts – SAAB or SATB, or SAA with a cello playing the baseline. Maybe a soloist with vocal harmonies on the two “Ave Maria”s in the middle and the last 12 bars. Arrangers, feel free to make your own version! Do what you will with the “Amen” she wrote at the end.
Here is Miranda Lever singing Pam’s “Ave Maria”.
Singalong: I’ve computer-recorded an instrumental version. Follow along with the sheet music below.
Here it is at 100 beats per minute (? = 100), maybe too fast.
If that’s a little fast, here it is again at ? = 80.
Lady of Ladies, Queen of our hearts.
Your mercy wafts on a gentle ray of light,
Softly penetrating even in the darkest of night.
Join with our hearts, Lady, carry our prayers
to bring heav’n’s holy Light into hearts of despair.
Be as a guide as we go through our day,
bringing Light to our path as you show us your way.
Ave, Ave Maria, Ave Maria,