Zoeller, Carli - Ave Maria

public domainfor sopr. or mezzosopr. solo and piano

year of composition / 1st publication: c1867

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Composer: Carli Zoeller (1840-1889)
Aliases, aka: Carl Zoeller, Karl Zoeller, Léon Marteau
Country of origin / activity: Germany / U. K.
Text author: traditional
Arranger / Editor: N/A

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1000CarliZoeller184018891875 Ave Mariasopr. or mzSpiano
0000CarliZoeller184018891877 Ave MariaNVHarpe Cornet
0000CarliZoeller184018891878 Ave Maria8vv   

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Score: free download available at Biblioteca Digital Hispánica
Zoeller-cover Zoeller-p1

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Zoeller, Carli

Distinguished composer; born in Berlin; became a pupil of the Royal Academy of Berlin, studying violin under H. Ries, harmony with Garich and counterpoint with Grell. He toured Germany with opera companies and then settled in London, where in 1879 he became bandmaster of the Seventh Queen's Own Hussars. His compositions, among them The Missing Heir, a comic operetta; four overtures and other orchestral pieces; a string quartet; churchmusic, songs, a dramatic concerto for violin; The Rhine King's Daughter, a scene for soprano and orchestra, brought him recognition. In 1884 he was elected a member of the Royal Academy of St. Cecilia of Rome; honorary member of the Royal Institute of Florence in 1885; Fellow in the London Society of Sciences and Arts in 1886. Zoeller died in London in August, 1889.

Musical Standard (Google eBook) Reeves and Turner., 1879
refA packet of Songs and Pianoforte Music by Carli Zoeller published by Cunningham Boosey & Co we must notice briefly Among the songs the drinking song entitled Bacchus sung by Signor Foli is remarkable for its boldness and breadth Some changes of key are introduced with marked effect and the whole composition bespeaks the able and accomplished musician Bacchus_ 15 a song that any bass or baritone would delight to sing and in which a heavy sonorous voice would be displayed to the utmost advantage Violet Dream Vision and Ave Maria show us the great versatility of the composer who seems to be equally at home in all styles The two former are songs full of tender sentiment and expression Ave Maria is an interesting and melodious sacred song of somewhat florid style in which Italian composers of sacred music usually write Of the pianoforte works the Impromptu Caprice de Concert pleases us most The opening theme is decidedly a happy idea and the succeeding movements are brilliant and effective when the technical difficulty of which there is a moderate amount has been overcome Forget Me Not is a piece of altogether lighter construction and though brilliant and showy is too much in the style of a polka to gain the admiration of many who would doubtless be interested by the impromptu Adeline and Eveline are two impromptus higher in tone than Forget Me Not though scarcely so good as our favourite Both call for delicate and expressive playing and on this account form useful studies But on the whole we are inclined to believe that Carli Zoeller is at his best in vocal music judging at any rate by the predominance of quality in that we have seen when comparing it with a proportionate amount of piano music

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