Ave Maria

Composer:  Edmond-Marie Chérouvrier (1831-1905), 1845; 1868


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Cyclopedia of music & musicians, Volume 1
John Denison Champlin, William Foster Apthorp - Scribner, 1893
CHEROUVRIER, EDMOND MARIE bom at Sable France Feb 7 1831 still living 1888 Dramatic composer at fourteen years of age he wrote an Ave Maria which was given at the College de Vaugirard. He was a pupil of Leborne in fugue and composition, although not entered as a pupil at the Conservatoire; obtained an honourable mention from the Institut de France in 1857; and the second grand prix in 1858. In 1865 he brought out an opera Le roi des mines at the Theatre Lyrique. This was succeeded by Quentin Metsys, opera comique received but never played; Gilles de Bretagne opera and two unfinished ones La fiancee de Corinthe and Nicolas Flamel opera comique. His church music comprises Une Messe solennelle pour quatre voix d hommes; a Tantum ergo ŕ quatre voix; an Ave Maria and a Tota pul chra; and a Mass performed at the Church of Montrouge in 1876. Besides these a collection entitled Fleurs d automne - melodies vocales - Fetis Supplement i 176
Various internet references:  death year unknown  
annuaire de la societe des autuers et compositeurs dramatiques
still living 1893 still living 06 May 1903
He is not mentioned in subsequent editions. We have to date not found any reference later than 1903. We have not found an obituary so far.
According to Music Sack  this book claims he died in 1905.
p. 331 In: The history of opera. Second empire opera - The theatre lyrique, Paris 1851-1870
Walsh, Thomas Joseph - London: John Calder, 1981

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