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Gounod Ave Maria – Viola Solo & Piano

Edited by Donald McInnes


Title: Ave Maria
Composer: Charles Gounod
Instrument: Viola
Edited By: Donald McInnes
Instrumentation: Viola Solo with Piano
Pages: 5 including the viola and piano parts

Gounod's Ave Maria has been arranged for viola solo and piano by the world-famous violist Donald McInnes, who held a professorship at the University of Southern California from 1985 to 2014 and is known in virtually every corner of the artistic world for his appearances with major orchestras, recitals, chamber music participation, and numerous master classes.

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 137 years earlier.

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Below is the original Latin Prayer text and the English translation for this song:

Ave Maria gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.

Sancta Maria Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen


Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Click below to preview or purchase a recording of Gounod's Ave Maria arranged for violin and piano, as well as a vocal solo version with orchestra.