Ave Maria Op. 4 for soprano + alto solos, female chorus and instr. ensemble

Composer:  Henry Holden Huss (1862-1953), 1888, 1890


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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Dr. Gary Greene is interested in performances of Henry Holden Huss' compositions.
If you plan on performing any work by this composer, or know about an upcoming performance, please let Dr. Greene know at gagreene74email mehotmail.com  Thank you.

Recording:  not available MIDI is voice + harmonium ad lib + piano (1890 ed.)
Lyrics:  (S1)  
A ve Ma ri a! A ve Ma ri a!
Gra ti a Ple na, A ve Ma ri a!
O ra pra no bis! O ra pro no bis
A ve Ma ri a, Gra ti a ple na
Do mi nus te cum,
Gra ti a Ple _ _ na
Do mi nus _ te cum
A ve Ma ri a, O ra pro no bis,
O _ ra pro no bis O-ra pro no-bis
O-ra pro no-bis
A ve Ma ri a O ra pro no bis
Sanc ta Ma ri a
O ra pro no bis
O ra O ra pro no bis
O Sanc-ta Ma ri a!
O ra pro no bis!
Sanc-ta Ma ri a!
O ra pro no bis!
Sanc-ta Ma ri a!
A-men. A-men. A-men.
The 1888 personal edition   vocal score --> the organ /orchestral acc. is incomplete in this edition.

The 1890 Novello edition voice + harmonium ad lib + piano

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Dr. Gary A. Greene
for sending me these scores.

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Internet references, biography information
The Musical times and singing-class circular, Volume 31 By JSTOR (Organization) - 1890

HUSS HH (Op.4) Ave Maria For Chorus of Female Voices with Solos and Orchestra

Just published: Ave Maria For Chorus of Female Voices with Solos and Orchestra by Henry Holden Huss (Op.4) .../...
A biographical dictionary of musicians (ed. Theodore Baker) G. Schirmer, 1905 - 695 pages
Huss Henry Holden comp and concert pianist b Newark NJ June 21 1S62 Pupil of his father pf and OB Boise cpt and comp also 1S82 5 of Munich Cons Now 1S99 living in New York as a teacher of pf comp and instrumentation Publ works Pf concerto in B maj pf pes Ballade Haiden roslein 3 Bagatelles 3 Intermezzi etc org music, an anthem, an Ave Maria, songs etc In MS he has a Rhapsody f pf and orch in C Festival Sanctus f ch orch and org a vln concerto in Dmin Romanzeand Polonaise f vln w orch a pf trio a scene f sopr and orch Cleopatra's Death etc all of which have been publicly perf w success
Who's who in New York City and State - 1911

HUSS, Henry Holden:
Teacher, pianist, composer; b. Newark, N. J., June 21, 1862; s. George and Sophia Ruckel (Holden) Huss; grad. Royal Conservatory, Munich, Bavaria, 1882; m. 1904. Hildegard Hoffmann, concert singer of Brooklyn, N. Y. As pianist has played with N. Y. Philharmonic, Boston Symphony; Cincinnati and Pittsburgh symphony concerts, Kneisel concerts; and in other cities. Composer of concertos for violin and piano (with orchestral accompaniment) ; trio for piano, violin, and cello; String Quartette; Sonata for violin and piano; "Sanctus" and "Ave Maria" for chorus and orchestra; and soprano solo, Cleopatra's Death, with orchestral accompaniment, and other compositions. Address: 144 E. 150th St., N. Y. City.

International who's who in music and musical gazetteer, Volume 5
edited by César Saerchinger (1918)


HUSS Henry Holden Composer pianist teacher b Newark NJ June 21 1862 s George J and Sophia Ruckle Holden H descended from Leon hard Huss brother of Johann Huss the great martyr stud piano and harmony w father theory w OB Boise grad with honors Royal Academy of Music Munich 1885 stud theory and organ w Josef Rhelnberger piano w Josef Giebst m Hildegard Hoffman concert singer June 15 1904 European debut with Beethoven's G maj piano concerto Munich 1884 American debut w Boston Symphony Orch playing his own Fan tasy has played his own Piano Concerto No 1 with the Boston Symphony Cincinnati Symphony New York Philharmonic Pitts burgh Symphony and St Paul Symphony orchestras and his violin sonata w Franz Kneisel Theodore Spiering Leopold Llchten berg etc joint concerts with his wife since 1905 first joint concert at the White House for Pres Roosevelt first London recital 1910 extensive tours in the US repertoire includes Bach Beethoven Chopin Schu mann Liszt also gives recitals of his own work Comp Concerto in B maj f piano op 10 G Schirmer Violin Sonata op 19 G Schirmer played by Ysaye 1913 Cello Sonata op 30 MS played by Boris Ham bourg Alvin Schroeder and others String Quartet in E min op 29 played by Kneisel Quartet 1908 Violin Concerto In D mln played by Maud Powell nocturne from The Merchant of Venice f boIo sop chorus and orch Seven Ages of Man sung by David Blspham Piano Trio played with Kneisel and Hekking BOBton Recessional f chorus and orch G Schirmer People's Choral Union NY 1906 Adeste Fideles f chorus a cappella G Schirmer Musical Art Soc NY 1902 Oh Captain My Captain and The Fool's Prayer male choruses G Schirmer Pittsburgh 1911 1912; Ave Maria f chorus and orch (Novello, Ewer & Co); f piano solo La Nuit op 21 Minuet op 18 4 Preludes op 17 L Ud Cf P JL a 2 SL m E other piano pieces and songs Mem The Bohemians Tonklinstler Soc NY State Music Teachers Assn Nat Music Teachers Assn Address Stelnway Hall New York Home 141 E 150th Street New York Summer Diamond Point Lake George NY

1919 'The musical blue book of America'

Henry Holden Huss: an American composer's life 
Gary A. Greene - 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 313 pages

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