Ave Maria for solo voice + piano 

Composer: Francis Boott (1813-1904), 1873 

This music is assumed to be public domain in the USA. BEWARE: the modern-day recordings of that music are not!



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Recording:  not available  
Lyrics: 1873 edition Score:
A-ve Ma-ri-a!
gra-ti-a ple-na,
Do-mi-nus, Do-mi-nus te-cum,
be-ne-di-cta tu in mu-li-e-ri-bus,
et be-ne-di-ctus,
be-ne-di-ctus fru-ctus ven-tris tu-i, Je-sus.

San-cta Ma-ri-a, Ma-ter De-i,
o-ra pro no-bis pec-ca-to-ri-bus, pec-ca-to-ri-bus,
nunc et in ho-ra mor-tis nos-trae,
o-ra pro no-bis pec-ca-to-ri-bus,
nunc et in ho-ra mor-tis nos-trae,
A-ve, A-ve Ma-ri-a! A-ve Ma-ri-a!


Cyclopedia of music & musicians, Volume 1
John Denison Champlin, William Foster Apthorp - Scribner, 1893
BOOTT FRANCIS born of English parentage in Boston Massachusetts June 24 1813 still living 1888 He studied harmony under Luigi Picchianti in Florence Italy where he has passed much of his life and where he is honorary professor in the Academy of Fine Arts Works Mass for soli chorus and orchestra Song of Zecha riah do Te Deum do Memento Rerum hymn for eight parts Miserere for chorus a cappella Several string quartets Songs Aftermath Longfellow Ave Maria Break Break Tennyson Kyrie Eleison Longfellow Laus Deo Whittier Rose upon the Balcony Thackeray Sands of Dee We Two Ingelow The Sea hath its Pearls Heine Brooklet Longfellow duet Rivulet Tennyson duet The Clover Blossoms duet Maria Mater quartet etc His first compositions were published under the pseudonym of Telford
A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker)
G. Schirmer, 1905 - Biography & Autobiography - 695 pages
  Boott Francis pen name Telford
b Boston, Mass. June 24 1813
composer pupil of L Picchianti in Florence where he settled
Works Grand Mass Te Ileum and Song of Zechariah f soli ch and orch Miserere eapf songs duets string quartets
A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker) G. Schirmer, 1905 - 695 pages
Boott Francis died Cambridge, Mass. March 1904
A Harvard graduate in and 11 devoted amateur of music he lived many years in Florence Italy for the last 30 in Cambridge He was quite a fruitful composer of the lesser forms secular and sacred songs anthems chorals even masses many pieces are in the service book of King's Chapel Boston An Ave Maria and a Maria Mater with the songs Here's a health to King Charles When Sylvia sings and Lethe are widely known.
Mr B bequeathed to Harvard University the sum of $10,000 the interest to form an annual prize for the best 4 part vocal composition written by a Harvard man.
Obituary NY Times March 2, 1904

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