Scripture verse: Luke 1: 28-45
Ave Maria is from the Latin text Ave Maria, published in 1853 as Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de S. Bach. A melody by the French Romantic composer, Charles Gounod, was superimposed over the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, from Book I of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, written 137 years earlier.
Jewel (Kilcher) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet. Jewel is classically trained and has the vocal range of a lyric soprano, but has crossed over into several genres, including folk and country music. She plays a Taylor guitar most often when singing. To strum, she employs a unique self-created fingerpicking technique or a hard pick.