May is dedicated to the Blessed Mother, and there are some beautiful Marian pieces of music that deserve better attention than they currently receive. Here are a few of those lesser-known pieces for your prayerful reflection and enjoyment.

Ave Maris Stella – Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mcxEtyEUw4

Ave Maria – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwZovKrEZC0

Ave Maria – Fr. Robert Parsons (1535-1571): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AOwGE0KuRI

Ave Maria – Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ys-3Uox4Sg

Ave Maria – Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbHKnUhdv8g

Maria, Mater Gratiae – Gabriel Faure (1825-1924): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhq3Vu6waOM

Ave Maris Stella – Edward Grieg (1843-1907): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzX7PPYJVeI