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Ave Maria (based on Bach's Prelude in C) Gounod Help Opus Details
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Gounod wrote this beautiful song to fit above Bach's Prelude in C major, from his Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier. He used the standard Hail Mary latin text of the mass. It has been transposed up a fifth, into G major, so it is suitable for a soprano's range. In this version, the song tune is played on the violin, and the Bach accompaniment is played on the piano. Other frquently heard arrangements are violin and guitar or violin and harp. It is amazing how Gounod's Ave Maria tune transforms Bach's very baroque piece into a lush ultra-romatic one! Accordingly, this MIDI arrangement is heavy on the tempo rubato with reverb, chorus and modulation effects as well!

Bach's original Prelude is also in this web site, catalogued under Bach. Gounod has duplicated Bach's first four bars as a piano introduction.
Category: Song Duet Featuring Voice Romantic Period
Time Signature 4 /4 Key Signature   G Major also featuring Strings Play MP3 using player below.

1    Ave Maria (based on Bach's Prelude in C)
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