10 years ago, when I was in high school, I wrote a setting of the Ave Maria prayer. I was lucky enough to have that piece sung first by the Belmont Chamber Singers under the baton of the wonderful and generous Deen Entsminger. The Minnesingers, the choir I sang with in high school, then sang the piece the following year on our tour of England. It was a privilege and I remember it fondly. Here’s the Belmont Chamber Singers’ version of the piece, recorded in a chapel in New Orleans in 2003.