Ave Maria, Salutation Angelique  SATB 

Composer: Charles François Gounod (1818-1893), 1877 


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I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) I have a video of this song. Charles F.   Gounod 1818 1893 1859   Meditation on the 1st Prelude in C by J. S. Bach (Ave Maria)     (BL)
I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) I have a video of this song. Charles F.   Gounod 1818 1893 1877   Ave Maria Salutation Angelique SATB organ (BL)
I have a score of this song I have a music notation program file of this song  (NWC, Sibelius, etc.) I have a MIDI file of this song. X X Charles F.   Gounod 1818 1893 1889   Ave Maria. Meditation on a second Prelude of J. S. Bach     (BL)


play/stop MIDI:

Ave Maria, gratia plena, 
Ave Maria, gratia plena, 
Dominus tecum, Dominus tecum, 
Benedicta tu in mulieribus, 
et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus. 



Sancta Maria Mater Dei, 
ora pro nobis, peccatoribus, 
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. 
Amen, Amen.


play/stop MP3 sample:

Ave Maria - Wieslaw Ochman
04 Ave Maria (Gounod, Charles)

Score: posted on www.cpdl.org

视频: Ave maria 四川音乐学院 06级合唱专业 
Google translations says this means: Sichuan Conservatory of Music 06  choral professional

A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker) G. Schirmer, 1905 - 695 pages
Gounod Charles Francois one of the most eminent of French sacred and dramatic com posers b Paris June 17 1818 d there Oct 17 1893 His father Jean Francois Gounod painter and engraver of talent winner of the Paris Fine Arts Academy's 2nd Prix de Rome 1783 died when the boy was in his fifth year His mother a most accomplished woman first contributed to his literary artistic and musical education and early sent him an already proficient pianist to the Lycee Saint Louis In 1836 he entered the Paris Conservatory st harmony w Reicha cpt and fugue w Halevy and comp w Lesueur
and Pae r He won the 2nd Prix de Rome w his cantata Marie Stuart and Rizzio in 1837 and in 1839 n's cantata Feruand won the Grand Prix de Rome by 25 votes out of 27 In Rome he st ecclesiastical music particularly the works of Palestrina and in 1841 a grand orchestral Mass a 3 was performed at the ch of San Luigi dei Francesi In 1842 during a visit to Vienna he conducted a Requiem of his own in the church of St Charles which produced a profound impression Returning to Paris he became precentor and organist of the Missions trangires had serious intentions of taking holy orders and was even called I Abbe Gounod a publisher in 1846 bringing out a series of religious choruses entitled Offices of the Holy Week by Abbe Charles Gounod For five years he remained in seclusion almost forgotten when the performance of parts of his Messe solennelle at one of Ilullah's London Concerts evoked such high praise in the English and French press that G shortly after prod a symphony in E and was commissioned to write a work for the Grand Opera Sap 10 a 3 act opera was perf April 16 1851 but despite excellent musical numbers was not a theatrical success Revised and reproduced in 1884 it was equally unsuccessful Choruses to Ponsard's tragedy Ulysse 1852 La Nonne sang ante 5 act grand opera 1854 Le Mfdecin malgre lui com op 1858 also failed to realize expectations From 1852 60 he was conductor of the Orpheon the united male singing societies and vocal schools of Paris and for them composed several choruses and 2 masses a 4 G s success came with Faust in 1859 which procured him European fame and remains his masterpiece PhiUmon et Baucis i860 La Peine de Saba 1862 MireilU 1S64 La Colombe 1S66 were of ordinary interest The success of Faust was revived with Rom o et Juliette 1867 considered in France superior to Faust In 1870 during the Franco German war G removed to London He there founded Gounod's Choir a mixed choral society and gave large concerts at the Philharmonic and Crystal Palace where in 1871 at the opening of the exhibition he produced Gallia an elegiac cantata to words from the Lamentations of Jeremiah The entr actes to Legouve's Lcs deux Keines 1S72 and to Barbier's Jeanne d Arc 1873 were well received In 1875 he returned to Paris and in 1877 Cinq Mars was produced at the Opera Comique and in 1878 Polyeucte at the Opera but these and his last dramatic work Ie tribut de Zamora 1S81 were inferior to his previous triumphs The last years of his life were mainly devoted to sacred composition La Redemption Birmingham 18S2 a sacred trilogy of which he wrote the music and French words and Mors et vita Birmingham 1885 another sacred trilogy the Latin text of which he arranged from the Catholic liturgy have become standard works G s comp s are of a highly poetic order more spiritualistic than realistic in his finest lyrico

dramatic moments he is akin to Weber and his modulation even reminds of Wagner his instrumentation and orchestration are frequently original and masterly To the works mentioned must be added Messe solennelle A Ste Cecile and the mass Angeli custodes i882 Messe i Jeanne d Arc 1887 a fourth Mass 1888 a Stabat Mater w orch the oratorio Tobie Les Sept Paroles de Ji sus Jesus sur le lac de Tib ri ade a Te Deum Pater Noster Ave Verum and O Salutaris the cantatas A la Frontiere 1S70 Gr Opera Le vin des Gaulois et la danse Je Vpe e and much instrumental and vocal music French and English songs etc Among his posthumous works should be mentioned 2 operas Mailre Pierre incomplete and George Dandin said to be the first comic opera set to a prase text an Ave Maria for his daughter's birthday and a solemn mass for the inaug of the new organs at St Peter's Rome He also wrote a Methode de cor a pistons contributed feuille lons of musical philosophy and criticism to various Paris journals and publ a book Le Don Juan de Mozart In 1866 on the death of Clapisson G was elected member of the Institut de France He was also a commander of the Legion of Honor Biographies Ch Gounod Portraits contemporains by Jules Clarctie Paris 1875 Autobiographic de Ch Gounod by Mme Georgina Weldon London Wo Reeves 1875 his autobiographical Me moires Paris 1895 Ein Lebensbild by Paul Voss Leipzig 1895 etc

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