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Ave Maria   

Composer:  Whitney Eugene Thayer (1838-1889), 1875


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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1875 edition  Score  

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Whitney Eugene Thayer (December 11, 1838, Mendon, Massachusetts – June 27, 1889, Burlington, Vermont) was an American organist and composer.

Thayer gave his first concert just after the installation of the new organ in the Boston Music Hall in 1863. An early student of John Knowles Paine,[1] he advanced to studied organ and counterpoint in Berlin with Carl August Haupt (who also taught Paine). After returning from Berlin he worked in Boston and later in New York City as an organist. He was also a touring virtuoso, organ teacher, and music writer.

Apart from a festive cantata and a mass, he composed numerous works for organ, art songs, and vocal quartets.
THAYER, Eugene, musician, born in Mendon, Massachusetts, 11 December, 1838. He began the study of the organ at the age of fourteen, and, settling in Boston, soon gained a reputation as an excellent organist. In 1865-'6 he studied in Europe under Carl Haupt and others. While in Boston he edited the "Organist's Journal" and the "Choir Journal," and was director of the Boston choral union, the New England church-music association, and other societies. He has given organ recitals in the United States and Europe. Since 1881 he has resided in New York, following his profession as an organist and teacher. The degree of Mus. Doc. was conferred on him by Wooster University, Ohio, in 1883. He was in Burlington, Vermont accompanied by his wife (Elizabeth D. Thayer) to give music instructions and on the day that the instructions were to start (June 27, 1889) he committed suicide by shooting himself. Prior to his death the family had relocated to Yantic, CT. His wife - Elizabeth D. Thayer was born in Conn.

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