Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria, CG 89a
Ave Maria, composed by Charles Gounod, Arrangement by Johann Sebastian Bach. Catalogue number CG 89a. Tasteful and delicate rendition of this popular and beautiful piece of classical music by Bach, often used in connection with wedding ceremonies. A fragile violin with harp backing. Recorded exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com by F Hegedus.
|Track ID number:||11826|
|Moods/Emotions:||Angelic / Heavenly / Delightful -- Loving / Romantic / Tender|
|Suggested Production Types:||Wedding Ceremony / Reception|
|Prominent Instruments:||Harp -- Violin / Viola / Fiddle|
|Tempo feel:||Slow -- Medium|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||60|
|Artist:||Bach, Johann Sebastian -- Gounod, Charles-Francois -- Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free|
|Composer:||Gounod, Charles (Arr. Bach, Johann Sebastian)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|Stem files available for this track:||No|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Wedding Collection |
Johann Sebastian Bach
March 31, 1685 – July 28, 1750
Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer who transformed German classical music styles by weaving a blend of Italian and French forms and rhythms with German ones. In particular his pieces are marked by his expertise in counterpoint, as well as harmonic virtuosity.
His work as an organist is perhaps the best known. However, Bach was originally taught the violin and harpsichord by his father, himself a skilled musician. Bach also was graced with an exceptional singing voice, which led to a place at Michaelis monastery in Luneberg. His voice eventually changed, forcing Bach to switch to instrumentation, and eventually an organist.
The organ entranced him, and he skipped out on other responsibilities to practice. His skill grew, leading him from small German towns to become the concertmaster and organist at the ducal court in Weimar. This allowed him to composer more freely, as well as explore his deep love for teaching.
Bach switched to the court of Prince Leopold, composing some of his most important works during this period, such as the Brandenburg concerti. Later, Bach composed prolifically as the Musical Director in Leipzig at St. Thomas church until his death.
His body of work is seen as one the greatest contributions to classical music.
June 17, 1818 – October 17, 1893
Charles-Francois Gounod was a French composer, organist and conductor. He began studying music with piano instruction from his mother. He later enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire, and achieved the Grand Prix there. He continued studying composition in Rome. There his work shifted to a more religious theme, to the point where he considered a clerical profession. He was a deeply devout man, and this influenced his writing: he produced many masses, and sacred scores.
Shortly after this Gounod shifted to writing symphonies, although they received a lukewarm reception. It was his opera Faust, that, after a slow beginning, granted him national fame. The operas Romeo et Juliette and Mireille followed, and secured his international reputation.
War forced Gounod to relocate to England, where he became a conductor to the Royal Choral Society. His work from this time, vocal and choral pieces, returned to religious themes of his earlier years. He later returned to France, However, Gounod’s works afterwards never achieved the heights of his earlier works.
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