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

Instrumentation: euphonium, trombone, bassoon or cello solo with band or piano accompaniment
Copyright: 2008
Duration: ca. 2:20
Range: f to f-1
Difficulty: II
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $10 for piano accompanied version
$45 for band version (full band score and all parts)
Other Info: The band=accompanied 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 in the band-accompanied version.
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