Ave Maria, By Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
arranged by Neal Corwell

Instrumentation: euphonium, trombone, bassoon or cello solo with band accompaniment
Copyright: 2008
Duration: ca. 2:20
Range: f to b-flat-1
Difficulty: II-III
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $45 (full band score and all parts)
Other Info: This arrangement was premiered in the Summer of 2008 by the Hagerstown Municipal Band in Hagerstown, Maryland, with Dr. Corwell as soloist.

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This version of Schubert’s lyrical masterpiece is designed as a short encore piece. After a brief introduction, the famous theme is presented by the soloist over a soft background, and a brief codetta brings the arrangement to a peaceful close. The soloist plays the melody throughout, and the beautifully crafted arpeggiated accompaniment patterns, for which the work is perhaps best known, are distributed amongst the flutes, clarinets, and trumpets.