Ave Maria   

Composer:  Frederick Louis Ritter (1834-1891), 1872


 

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Recording:  not available  
Lyrics:   
A-ve Ma-ri-a A-ve Ma-ri-a
gra-tia ple-na, gra-ti-a ple-na,
A-ve Ma-ri-a, gra-ti-a ple-na,
gra-ti-a ple-na,
Do-mi-nus te-cum Vir-go se-re-na!
Be-ne-dic-ta, be-ne-dic-ta tu in mu-li-e-ri-bus.
Et be-ne-dic-tus-fruc-tus ven-tris tu-i,
be-ne-dic-ta Ma-ri-a.
A-ve Ma-ri-a, Gra-ti-a ple-na.
A-ve, A-ve-Ma-ri-a.
1872 edition  Score:  free download  

   

Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians: N-Z
edited by John Denison Champlin, William Foster Apthorp 1893
RITTER, FREDERIC LOUIS
born Strasburg Spanish origin family name Caballero June 22 1834, still living 1890

Composer and musical writer, pupil of Hauser and Michel Schletterer and later Paris of Georges Kastner After two in Germany he returned in 1852 to France and became professor of music in the Protestant seminary at Fenetrange Lorraine
In 1856 he went to the United States after several years residence in Cincinnati where he organized the Cecilia choral the Philharmonic orchestral Societies did much to advance the cause of music, moved in 1861 to New York and conductor of the Sacred Harmonic Arion Choral Societies
In 1867 he organized and conducted the first musical of importance held in New York and the same year was appointed professor music at Vassar College Poughkeepsie whither he removed in 1874 In 1878 degree of Mus Doc was conferred him by the University of New York Vocal Psalm xxiii female voices op 8 Psalm xcv female voices with organ op 14 Psalm iv ban tone solo chorus orchestra Psalm xlvi soprano solo chorus and orchestra O salutaris baritone and organ Ave Maria mezzo soprano solo and organ Hafis cyclus of Persian songs op 1,
Dirge for Two Veterans poem by Walt Whitman with melodramatic accompaniment for pianoforte op 13 Serenade for male voices More than 100 German Lieder Instrumental Five symphonies Overtures Concerto for violoncello and orchestra do for pianoforte and orchestra Fantasia for bass clarinet and orchestra Serenade septet for flute horn and string quintet String quartets Pianoforte trios and other pianoforte music Literary History of Music 2 vols Boston 1870 74 London 1878 2d ed 1880 Music in England New York 1883 Music in America ib 1883 Musical Dictation Novello His wife Fanny Kaymond Ritter born in Philadelphia 1840 is a talented musician and writer Among her publications are Woman as a Musician London 1877 and Some Famous Songs ib 1878 She has translated also Ehlert's Letters on Music to a Lady ib 1877 and Schumann's Music and Musicians 2 series ib 1878 80 Fetis Supplement ii 424 Riemann Mendel Grove

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