Ave Maria (Schubert)

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  1. 1.
    Accompaniment (Ab Major)
    0:52
  2. 2.
    Ave Maria - Melody
    0:52
Instrument: Voice
Range: Eb4-Eb5
Composed by: Franz Schubert
Key: Ab Major
Metronome: Quaver = 64
Lyrics start: "Ave Maria gratia plena...." (Latin Version)

“Ave Maria” (Schubert) Key of Ab Major 

“Ave Maria” originally “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellens Gesang III“, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825), in English: “Ellen’s Third Song“, was composed by Franz Schubert in 1825 as part of his Opus 52, a setting of seven songs from Walter Scott‘s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake, loosely translated into German.

It has become one of Schubert’s most popular works, recorded by a wide variety and large number of singers, under the title of “Ave Maria“, in arrangements with various lyrics which commonly differ from the original context of the poem. It was arranged in three versions for piano by Franz Liszt.

The popular Latin version which is commonly used in church services has 2 verses, whereas the original German version contains 3 verses.

The piece was composed as a setting of a song (verse XXIX from Canto Three) from Walter Scott‘s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake,in a German translation by Adam Storck (de) (1780–1822), and thus forms part of Schubert’s Liederzyklus vom Fräulein vom See. In Scott’s poem the character Ellen Douglas, the Lady of the Lake (Loch Katrine in the Scottish Highlands), has gone with her exiled father to stay in the Goblin’s cave as he has declined to join their previous host, Roderick Dhu, in rebellion against King James. Roderick Dhu, the chieftain of Clan Alpine, sets off up the mountain with his warriors, but lingers and hears the distant sound of the harpist Allan-bane, accompanying Ellen who sings a prayer addressed to the Virgin Mary, calling upon her for help. Roderick Dhu pauses, then goes on to battle.

Schubert’s arrangement is said to have first been performed at the castle of Countess Sophie Weissenwolff in the little Austrian town of Steyregg and dedicated to her, which led to her becoming known as “the lady of the lake” herself.

The opening words and refrain of Ellen’s song, namely “Ave Maria” (Latin for “Hail Mary”), may have led to the idea of adapting Schubert’s melody as a setting for the full text of the traditional Roman Catholic prayer “Ave Maria“. The Latin version of the “Ave Maria” is now so frequently used with Schubert’s melody that it has led to the misconception that he originally wrote the melody as a setting for the “Ave Maria”.

Purchase includes:

Key of Ab Major.

  • Accompaniment (1 Verse)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (1 Verse)
  • Accompaniment (2 Verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (2 Verses)
  • Accompaniment (3 Verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (3 Verses)

Schubert’s original German lyrics version contains 3 verses. However the popular Latin lyrics commonly used in the Catholic Church contains 2 Verses. I have also included a 1 verse version.

You can purchase the sheet music here.

3,50

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“Ave Maria” (Schubert) Key of Ab Major 

“Ave Maria” originally “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellens Gesang III“, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825), in English: “Ellen’s Third Song“, was composed by Franz Schubert in 1825 as part of his Opus 52, a setting of seven songs from Walter Scott‘s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake, loosely translated into German.

It has become one of Schubert’s most popular works, recorded by a wide variety and large number of singers, under the title of “Ave Maria“, in arrangements with various lyrics which commonly differ from the original context of the poem. It was arranged in three versions for piano by Franz Liszt.

The popular Latin version which is commonly used in church services has 2 verses, whereas the original German version contains 3 verses.

The piece was composed as a setting of a song (verse XXIX from Canto Three) from Walter Scott‘s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake,in a German translation by Adam Storck (de) (1780–1822), and thus forms part of Schubert’s Liederzyklus vom Fräulein vom See. In Scott’s poem the character Ellen Douglas, the Lady of the Lake (Loch Katrine in the Scottish Highlands), has gone with her exiled father to stay in the Goblin’s cave as he has declined to join their previous host, Roderick Dhu, in rebellion against King James. Roderick Dhu, the chieftain of Clan Alpine, sets off up the mountain with his warriors, but lingers and hears the distant sound of the harpist Allan-bane, accompanying Ellen who sings a prayer addressed to the Virgin Mary, calling upon her for help. Roderick Dhu pauses, then goes on to battle.

Schubert’s arrangement is said to have first been performed at the castle of Countess Sophie Weissenwolff in the little Austrian town of Steyregg and dedicated to her, which led to her becoming known as “the lady of the lake” herself.

The opening words and refrain of Ellen’s song, namely “Ave Maria” (Latin for “Hail Mary”), may have led to the idea of adapting Schubert’s melody as a setting for the full text of the traditional Roman Catholic prayer “Ave Maria“. The Latin version of the “Ave Maria” is now so frequently used with Schubert’s melody that it has led to the misconception that he originally wrote the melody as a setting for the “Ave Maria”.

Purchase includes:

Key of Ab Major.

  • Accompaniment (1 Verse)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (1 Verse)
  • Accompaniment (2 Verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (2 Verses)
  • Accompaniment (3 Verses)
  • Accompaniment + Melody (3 Verses)

Schubert’s original German lyrics version contains 3 verses. However the popular Latin lyrics commonly used in the Catholic Church contains 2 Verses. I have also included a 1 verse version.

You can purchase the sheet music here.