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Ave Maria

Coro Voci di Trezzano


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The Bach/Gounod Ave Maria is a setting of the Latin text Ave Maria 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 from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier (BWV 846), composed by J. S. Bach some 137 years earlier. Gounod added one bar, so as to smooth out a rough change in harmony in the prelude.

The music presented here begins with the Bach/Gounod version, sung by Coro Voci di Trezzano but also includes the Ave Maria setting by other composers in honor of the wide diversity of expression of  a universal idea of aspects of truth. The various settings are interspersed with other choral peaces. The complete concerts of Coro Voci di Trezzano are available on CD. The sample music presented here are excerpts from one concert, Concerto Mariano - 29 Maggio 2004 ( items 7, 2, 3, 6, 12, 8, 5, 13, 14 - arranged by Rolf Witzsche.)


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