Ave Maria (tr Powell)

From Wind Repertory Project
Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner (trans. Powell)

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Choir
Publisher: Maestro & Fox Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $57.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Alto Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Ave Maria is a supplication to the Virgin Mary, drawn from the text of the annunciation. Bruckner's Ave Maria dates from 1861 and features three parts for female voice and four for male. It is one of the motets that are a staple of the choral repertory. The transcription assigns the voices primarily in consorts, assigning the female voices to the woodwinds and the male voices to the conical brass.

Ave Maria is a motet. Though the motet is mainly associated with the Medieval and Renaissance periods, composers of all periods wrote them. It is loosely defined as a vocal composition on a sacred Latin text, and next to the mass was seen as the highest form of sacred musical expression in earlier periods.

The transcription was completed in 2011 and received its premiere by the Pacific Lutheran Wind Ensemble on October 16, 2011.

- Program Note from Teaching Music Through Performance in Band


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pacific Lutheran Wind Ensemble (Tacoma, Wash.) (Edwin Powell, conductor) - 16 October 2011 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perusal score
  • Powell, Edwin. "Ave Maria." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 9, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 128-132. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2013.