Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Ave Maria"
- Composers: Gounod and J. S. Bach
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Level 4: intermediate level (See other levels of this music)
- 2 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): C major - Bach's prelude's original key
- Fingerings: none
- Pedal markings: Not specified
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website. No vocal recording
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger and music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00022
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. To learn more about "Ave Maria" by Gounod and Bach, please visit our page, "The story behind [Ave Maria] by Gounod & Bach."
Tips for playing Level 4 "Ave Maria" by Gounod & Bach
This particular arrangement here is for piano solo. You'll be playing both the accompaniment part and melody line (which was originally written for singing). It is at an intermediate level (level 4). Therefore, there are no specific damper pedal markings. However, you can add damper pedaling mostly on each measure. The fingering numbers are not provided for this arrangement. 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. Unlike the Level 5 arrangement of this piece, in this Level 4 arrangement, the left-hand accompaniment does not expand wider than an octave for this level. If you can reach an octave, the left-hand part should be manageable for you. Also, the right-hand part doesn't play a lot of notes at the same time, only a few times each line, unlike the Level 5 arrangement.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet), and Practice!
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- 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.