Ave Maria  

Composer: Louis Deffès (1817-1900), s.a.


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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A-ve Ma-ri-a,
A-ve Ma-ri-a, gra-ti-a ple-na,
Do-mi-nus te-cum,
be-_ ne-_ dic-_ ta _ _ tu in _ mu-li-e-ri-bus,
et be-ne-dic-tus fruc-tus ven-tris tu-_ i,
fruc-tus ven-tris tu-i, Je-_ sus.
San-cta Ma-ri-a, San-cta Ma-ri-a, ma-_ _ ter _ De-i,
o-ra pro no-bis pec-ca-to-ri-bus,
nunc et in ho-ra mor-tis nos-_ trae.
San-cta Ma-ri-a, San-cta Ma-ri-a, o-ra pro no-_ bis
San-cta Ma-ri-a, San-cta Ma-ri-a,
o-ra pro no-_ bis, o-ra pro no-bis, o-ra pro no-bis

My thanks and appreciation to
Emmanuelle Germain (Fr.)
for sending me this score.

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Birth: Jul. 25, 1819
Death: May 28, 1900

Composer. Born Pierre-Louis Deffes in Toulouse, France, he spent eight years at the Paris Conservatory and won its prestigious Prix de Rome in 1847. His Solemn Mass (1857), for orchestra and a chorus of 500, was hailed as a masterpiece by Berlioz, but because of the mammoth forces required it has rarely been performed since. "La Clef des champs" (1857) and "Jessica" (1898) were the most successful of his 20 operas. He was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and elected to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1885. Despite these official honors, Deffes' career was fraught with difficulties. He struggled for years to get his operas staged in Paris and for much of his life his compositions were better appreciated in Germany. Disgusted with the musical politics in the French capital, he returned to Toulouse in 1883 and served as director of its Conservatory until his death. The expressive restraint and delicate scoring of Deffes' style had some influence on Delibes, Massenet, and Faure. Today his fame rests largely on the vocal number "Toulouse" (1845), adopted by his hometown as its official song. Part of its lyrics are engraved on his tomb. (bio by: Robert Edwards)

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