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Ave Maria by Gounod: Level 3 - Cover sheet & 1st page

Ave Maria by Gounod

Level 3 - Piano sheet music

$4.49 USD

Overview of this sheet music:

  • "Ave Maria" by Gounod & J. S. Bach
  • Instrumentation: For piano solo
  • Level 3: easy level
  • Pages:
    • 2 pages of music
    • Cover sheet
  • Key (for this arrangement): C major - Bach's prelude's original key
  • Fingerings: most notes on the right-hand part 
  • Pedal markings: Not specified (Use one every measure) 
  • Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website. No vocal recording
  • Downloading file: PDF
  • Arranger & music editor: Mizue Murakami
  • Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
  • Product code: GMNS00023

About "Ave Maria" by Gounod & Bach

This "Ave Maria" was composed by French composer, Charles Gounod (1818 - 1893) from the romantic era. Gounod created a melody on top of J. S. Bach's "Prelude in C Major" from The Well-Tempered Clavier composed by J. S. Bach (1685 – 1750) from the baroque era. It is commonly performed by piano and voice. 

Tips for playing Level 3 "Ave Maria" by Gounod & Bach

This particular arrangement on this page is for piano solo. You'll be playing both the accompaniment part and melody line (which was originally written for the voice). It is at an easy level (level 3). Please use the damper pedal once on each measure. The fingering numbers are provided on most notes for the right-hand part. For the left-hand part, please use the fingerings 5-3-1 or 5-2-1 mostly to play the broken chords that play accompaniment part. The key for this arrangement is written in the key of C Major which is the original key of Bach's original "Prelude in C Major" although the common key that is used to sing is in the key of F Major. We arranged this level of "Ave Maria" by Gounod in 6/8 instead of 4/4 to flow better for the Level 3 arrangement which is unusual for this piece. However, you can refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page. Even though it is at an easy level, you'll notice it sounds quite full and flowing. 

Download, Print (or see it on your tablet) & Practice! 

This product is a digital download. After you purchase it, you will be downloading a PDF file. You should be able to download it to your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet if they are connected to the internet. You'll also receive a download link via email. You may download it later when it's convenient. After you download it, please print it out or see it on your tablet for your use. And most importantly, PRACTICE!

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You may also like: 

  • To learn more about both composers, Charles Gounod and J. S. Bach, please visit our pages, "About Charles Gounod," and "About J. S. Bach." 
  • To find more sheet music for pieces by J. S. Bach, please visit our collection page, "By J. S. Bach" at multi-levels.

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