Ave Maria

Ave Maria


This original composition is considered one of Charles Gounod’s masterpieces. The words are taken from the Latin scripture of Ave Maria. The melodic line is derived from the harmony of J.S. Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846 from The Well-Tempered Clavier.

Often performed by soprano voice or stringed instrument, this work may not be so familiar to the wind band world. This arrangement remains true to the original’s elegance and beauty, where the sound seemingly ascends to heaven.

The divided accompaniment parts require a very legato style, making sure all notes are smoothly connected. The melody should have much warmth and lyrical quality in extended phrases. Enjoy the alluring timbre of this masterwork every time you perform.


1st Flute
2nd Flute
1st Oboe
2nd Oboe
English Horn in F

Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb
2nd Clarinet in Bb
3rd Clarinet in Bb
Bass Clarinet in Bb

1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
1st Trumpet in Bb
2nd Trumpet in Bb

1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st Trombone
2nd Trombone
3rd Trombone

String Bass


1st Percussion
Antique Cymbal
Wind Chime

2nd Percussion
Suspended Cymbal

World Parts Download

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