Ave Maria by Charles Gounod

Ave Maria (theme) by Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

Ave Maria was written by French Romantic composer Charles Gounod in 1859, his Ave Maria consists of a melody superimposed over the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846, from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier, written by J.S. Bach some 137 years earlier. There are many different instrumental arrangements of the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, including for violin and guitar, string quartet, piano solo, cello, and even trombones. It is often performed in Christian wedding ceremonies. Pop and opera singers, such as Luciano Pavarotti, as well as choirs have recorded it hundreds of times during the twentieth century.



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Romantic Era. 36 Measures. 3 Pages. Time Signature 4/4. Key of A . Easy Guitar Piece.

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