Ave Maria

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Johannes Brahms

Ave Maria in F major

Op. 12

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Composed for four-voice female choir and orchestra (strings and paired winds) with an organ part to be used in lieu of an orchestra, the Ave Maria and the contemporaneous Begräbnisgesang, Op. 13, are Brahms' first attempts to combine vocal and orchestral forces. Both were composed in the autumn of 1858. The Ave Maria w... read more

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