Ave Maria (Giuseppe Verdi)
- Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-07-15). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 900 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Scanned score
- Editor: Jes Wagner (submitted 2016-04-15). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 1.17 MB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Alexander Reuter (submitted 2016-02-05). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 97 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Based on First Edition by Ricordi, Milano 1898
- Editor: Willem Verkaik (submitted 2015-06-17). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 253 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) is (are) in compressed .mxl format.
- Editor: Maximilian Albert (submitted 2006-10-15). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
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- Editor: Matt Scott (submitted 2002-12-03). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 69 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: Previously hosted on external site. Uploaded to CPDL server 2007-11-30.
- Editor: Marco Lucchetti (submitted 2000-12-13). Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 131 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: 3 page background description is in the zipped source file
Title: Ave Maria
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
First published: 1898
Description (accompanying the edition by Marco Lucchetti): This Ave Maria was almost certainly written in 1898 as a reply to a sort of harmonic ridde proposed by Adolfo Crescentini on the “Gazzetta Musicale di Milano”. Verdi always forbid the public execution of the work, regarding it as the mere solution of a musical rebus.
- Scala enigmatica armonizzata a quattro voci
Arrigo Boito obtained from Verdi the permission about publishing this piece with other three.
In this way is born the “Quattro pezzi sacri” that contains Ave Maria, Stabat Mater, Laudi alla Vergine Maria and Te Deum.
But after some time Verdi decided to put out his Ava Maria from the opera, so the title changed in “Tre pezzi sacri”.
Text and translations
Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria.