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Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Charles Gounod

Johann Sebastian Bach/Charles Gounod (arr. David Lovrien)

General Info

Year: 1853 / 2004
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Voice and piano
Publisher: Lovebird Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Solo Voice
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
String Bass/Contrabassoon
Percussion, including:

  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ave Maria is a popular and much-recorded setting of the Latin prayer Ave Maria, originally published in 1853 as Méditation sur le Premier Prélude de Piano de J.S. Bach. The piece consists of a melody by the French Romantic composer Charles Gounod that he superimposed over an only very slightly changed version of Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, from Book I of his The Well-Tempered Clavier, published in 1722. It was published with a French text in 1853, but it was the 1859 version with the Latin Ave Maria which became popular.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This lush arrangement of the Bach-Gounod version was performed in December 2004 by Angela Turner Wilson and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

- Program Note from publisher

For the Dallas Wind Symphony and Angela Turner Wilson, soprano.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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