Home > Large mixed ensemble > Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6

Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6

Composer
Franz Schubert
Year of composition
1825
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Related scores
Holberg Suite - 5. Rigaudon, Humoresque, Op.101 No.7, I Got The Blues, Jerusalem (And Did Those Feet In Ancient Time), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 6. Theme and variations, Key-Stone Rag, Orchestral Suite No.2 - 3. Sarabande, King Cotton, We Three Kings, L'Autunno ("Autumn") - 1. Allegro, Symphony No.29 - 3. Menuetto, L'Autunno ("Autumn") - 3. Allegro, L'Estate ("Summer") - 1. Allegro non molto, L'Estate ("Summer") - 2. Adagio, Presto, L'Estate ("Summer") - 3. Presto, L'Inverno ("Winter") - 1. Allegro non molto, L'Inverno ("Winter") - 2. Largo, L'Inverno ("Winter") - 3. Allegro, La Primavera ("Spring") - 1. Allegro, La Primavera ("Spring") - 3. Allegro: Danza pastorale, Brandenburg Concerto No.5 - 3. Allegro, Largo al factotum, from "The Barber of Seville", Le Coucou, Lohengrin - The Bridal Chorus, Pavane, Op.50, Lohengrin - The Bridal Chorus, Lullaby, Maple Leaf Rag, Minute Waltz, Op.64 No.1, Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix, from "Samson et Dalila", God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, O soave fanciulla, from "La boheme", Piano Sonata No.14 "Moonlight" - 2. Allegretto, Pictures at an Exhibition - Promenade, La Damnation de Faust - Rakoczy March, Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven, Preludes, Book 1 No.8 - The Girl With The Flaxen Hair, Radetzky March, Op.228, Roses From The South, Semper Fidelis, Senza Mamma, from "Suor Angelica", Sextet: Chi mi frena, from "Lucia di Lammermoor", Si. Mi chiamano Mimi, from "La boheme", The Nutcracker - Overture, Sleepy Sidney, Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13 - 1. Grave - Allegro, Sonata "Pathetique" Op.13 - 2. Adagio cantabile, Sonata in A, KV 331 - 2. Menuetto and Trio, Sonata in A, KV 331 - 3. Rondo "alla Turca", Song to the Moon, from "Rusalka", Song Without Words No.30 - Spring Song Op.62 No.6, Song Without Words No.45 - Scherzo Op.102 No.3, St. Paul's Suite - 1. Jig, Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op.42 - No.3 Melodie, St. Paul's Suite - 4. Finale (The Dargason), String Serenade - 2. Waltz, String Sonata No.1 - 2. Andante, Habanera from "Carmen", Birthday Minuet, Suite Bergamasque - No.3 Clair de Lune, Tales From The Vienna Woods, Song Without Words No.27 "Funeral March" Op.62 No.3, Gradual, Habanera from "Carmen", Thaxted (I vow to thee, my country), The Amazon Rag, Thais - Meditation, The Blue Danube Waltzes, Espana - 2. Tango, The Blue Danube Waltzes, Kinderszenen, Op.15 No.11 Furchtenmachen (Frightening), The Cannon Ball Rag, The Carnival of the Animals - The Swan, Kinderszenen, Op.15 No.7 Traumerei (Dreaming), The Gladiator March, The High School Cadets, The Liberty Bell March, The Manhattan Beach March, La Cinquantaine, Children's Corner, No.6 The Golliwog's Cake-Walk, The Stars And Stripes Forever, Children's Corner, No.6 The Golliwog's Cake-Walk, The Washington Post March, Trio No.1, A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 "The Wedding March", A Midsummer Night's Dream Op.61 "The Wedding March", Trio No.2, Trio No.3, Trombone Johnsen, Trio No.4, Un bel di vedremo, from "Madama Butterfly", Vissa d'arte, from "Tosca", Who Let The Cows Out?, Who Let The Cows Out? - For Sax Quartet (AATB), Wine, Women and Song, Holberg Suite - 4. Air, Holberg Suite - 3. Gavotte and Musette, Holberg Suite - 2. Sarabande, Holberg Suite - 1. Prelude, Hands Across The Sea, Emperor Waltz, El Capitan, Duet: Sous le dome epais, from "Lakme", Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins - 3. Allegro, Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins - 1. Vivace, Concerto for Two Violins "L'estro armonico" Op.3 No.8 - Movement 3, Concerto for Two Violins "L'estro armonico" Op.3 No.8 - Movement 1, Che gelida manina, from "La boheme", Chanson Triste, Op.40 No.2, Chanson de Matin, Capriol Suite, Canon in D, Brook Green Suite - 3. Dance, Brook Green Suite - 2. Air, Bethena - A Concert Waltz, Ave Maria, Op.52 No.6, Au fond du temple saint, from "The Pearl Fishers", Anvil Chorus, from "Il Trovatore", Anvil Chorus, from "Il Trovatore", Ah! per sempre io ti perdei, from "I Puritani", Advance Australia Fair, A Thousand And One Nights, A Cyclone in Darktown, Carmen - Act 1: Prelude, The Barber of Seville - Overture, Symphony No.40 - 3. Menuetto, Slavonic Dance, Op.46 No.8, Serenade No.10 "Gran Partita" - 3. Adagio, O Little Town Of Bethlehem (1), Deck The Halls, Brandenburg Concerto No.2 - 1. Allegro, O Holy Night and 1812 Overture

This song is a setting of text from near the closing of Canto III from Sir Walter Scott's "The Lady of The Lake", in a translation by Adam Storck. It was composed in April, 1825, when Schubert also fashioned Ellens Gesang I and Ellens Gesang II. This third effort is probably the most successful and most popular. Even the composer spoke of its immediate widespread appeal in a letter to his parents in July, 1825, shortly after its first performances. He also indicated that he felt a certain religious devotion when he wrote it, one that came to him naturally and effortlessly. Ellens Gesang III was first published in 1826.

The melody of Ellens Gesang III (Ellen's Song) is attractive and the mood has both a secular and religious feel, at times an even operatic one. The piano accompaniment is gentle and harp-like, quite typical of the composer in this kind of music. The text begins, "Ave Maria! Maiden mild! Listen to a maiden's prayer!" Ellen prays as the clansmen are encouraged to defend their soil from the oncoming royal armies.

In the end, this is one of the composer's most successful songs, written at a time when he was at the height of his powers. Even though his life was cut short when he died before his thirty-second birthday, probably of syphilis he had contracted some years before, he had already become one of the greatest masters of the lied and might have gone on, as his "Great" C major Symphony suggests, to become an equally great composer of orchestral music.

It is arranged here for flute, violin and cello.

  • This piece celebrated its 1,000th "view" on December 14th, 2004 - 34 months after it was submitted to the site. Thank you one and all for giving it a look! *

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

This score was submitted by Glynn Davies. If you wish to perform, record, or broadcast this music then you should contact them first.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Glynn Davies has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.