Charles Gounod's famous 'Ave Maria' is a curiosity in music history. The piece consists of a melody by Charles Gounod especially designed to be superimposed over the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, from Book I of J.S. Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, written some 137 years earlier. This piece is one of the most popular wedding songs performed by piano and violin, cello, horn or voice. It is very atmospheric when played in a church with an organ.
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
benedicta tu in mulieribus
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, sancta Maria,
Maria, ora pro nobis nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora, in hora mortis nostrae.
Number of Pages
Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
"Charles Gounod / Songs, Volume One / For High Voice" (High Voice (French Language Edition)). By Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Edited by Marty Winkler. For high voice solo and piano accompaniment (High voice (Medium-High)). Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Kalmus Edition. Intermediate level. Classical P
"Charles Gounod / Songs, Volume Two / High Voice" (High Voice (French Language Edition)). By Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893). Edited by Marty Winkler. For high voice solo and piano accompaniment (High voice (Medium-High)). Masterworks; Vocal Collection. Kalmus Edition. Upper intermediate. Classical P
Ave Maria "By Richard Proulx & Charles Gounod. Arranged by Richard Proulx. For SATB or Unison Choir and Keyboard accompaniment. Choral. Sacred, Christmas, Choral. Easy. Choral Octavo. Text language: Latin. 8 pages. Published by GIA Publications"
Adoration "By Johann Sebastian Bach and Charles Gounod, words by Joseph A. Seiss and Tom Fettke. Choir Sacred. SATB choir. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Masterworks; Worship Resources. H.W. Gray. Masterwork Arrangement; Sacred. Choral Octavo. 8 pages. Published b