Best Gounod Books

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1. The Complete Ave Maria: Voice, Piano and Organ

Author: by Johann Sebastian Bach
Published at: Hal Leonard (March 1, 1992)
ISBN: 978-0793511969

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(Vocal Collection).A must for any accompanist, this book contains the celebrated Schubert Ave Maria as well as the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria . After a history of both versions, each is presented in three keys with a choice of piano or organ accompaniment.

Solo piano and solo organ versions are also included. Sixteen versions of the classic in all.

2. Faust: Vocal Score (G. Schirmer Opera Score Editions)

Author: by Ruth Martin
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793553686

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(Vocal Score).French/English. Translated by Martin.

3. Easy Organ Classics (Dover Music for Organ)

Author: by Rollin Smith
Published at: Dover Publications (June 23, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0486449579

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Beginning and intermediate organists can sample a wide variety of composers and styles with this excellent collection. Ranging from Palestrina’s 16th-century Ricercare to latter-day works such as Sigfrid Karg-Elert’s Improvisation on “Nearer, My God, to Thee,” it spans more than four centuries of music.

Selected from authoritative sources by musicologist and organist Rollin Smith, this compilation features such famous works as J.S. Bach’s Pastorale, BWV 590; Couperin’s Chaconne in F; and Handel’s Concerto No. 13, “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale.” Other well-known selections include compositions by Brahms, Gounod, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Vierne, and Widor.

4. Ave Maria: Sheet (Simply Classics Solos)

Author: by Johann Sebastian Bach
Published at: Alfred Music (January 1, 1995)

ISBN: 978-0739009864

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Simplified Masterwork Solo.

5. Romeo And Juliet (Opera Score, French and English) (Vocal Score, French and English)

Author: by T Baker
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793512126

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(Vocal Score).French/English. Translated by Baker.

6. A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Author: by Howard E. Smither
Published at: The University of North Carolina Press; F 1st Printing edition (November 27, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0807825112

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With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while Volume 3, published in 1987, explored the genre in the Classical era.

Here, Smither surveys the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century oratorio, stressing the main geographic areas of oratorio composition and performance: Germany, Britain, America, and France. Continuing the approach of the previous volumes, Smither treats the oratorio in each language and geographical area by first exploring the cultural and social contexts of oratorio.

He then addresses aesthetic theory and criticism, treats libretto and music in general, and offers detailed analyses of the librettos and music of specific oratorios (thirty-one in all) that are of special importance to the history of the genre. As a synthesis of specialized literature as well as an investigation of primary sources, this work will serve as both a springboard for further research and an essential reference for choral conductors, soloists, choral singers, and others interested in the history of the oratorio.

7. Faust in Full Score

Author: by Charles Gounod
Published at: Dover Publications; 1st edition (October 17, 2013)
ISBN: 978-0486283494

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Charles Gounod’s interpretation is the best-known and most frequently performed of any stage or orchestral treatment of the Faust legend. Long a staple of the operatic repertoire, Faust was a major success upon its first fully realized performance at Milan’s La Scala in 1862.

The opera’s lyricism, tremendous variety of mood and orchestral color, and subtle delineation of character continue to delight generations of concertgoers. Now opera lovers can study and enjoy the complete masterpiece in this attractive and inexpensive volume, which has been reprinted from an authoritative edition.

Despite the frequency of its performances, Gounod’s work is hard to find in print, so this rare edition of the full score constitutes a treasure for conductors, performers, and music majors alike.

8. Funeral March of a Marionette: Sheet (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Charles François Gounod
Published at: Alfred Music (July 1, 1995)
ISBN: 978-1470619336

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This advanced piano piece by the 19th-century French composer is one of his most popular concert works. The program music describes a funeral procession, relieved by a lively middle section where the mourners stop for refreshment. The main theme was used as the signature music for the Alfred Hitchcock mystery television series.

9. Ave Maria: Meditation: For Violin and Piano with Organ and Cello ad lib. (Kalmus Edition)

Author: by Johann Sebastian Bach
Published at: Alfred Music; Pck edition (March 1, 1985)
ISBN: 978-0769278377

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Ave Maria (Meditation) Book Brand: Alfred Publishing Model Number: 00-K09192

10. Messe solennelle "Ste. Cécile": Vocal score (Latin Edition)

Author: by Joseph Barnby
Published at: Serenissima Music, Incorporated; Vocal-Piano Score ed. edition (January 6, 2013)
ISBN: 978-1932419351

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Composed in memory of a favorite teacher, Father J. Zimmermann, Gounod’s first large scale mass was an immediate success in the wake of its Paris world premiere on November 22, 1855 at the glise de Saint Eustache. The composer went on to popularize the work in London, which resulted in the present vocal score arranged by Sir Joseph Barnby.

The Barnby score is presented here in a reprint of the score issued by G. Schirmer in the 1890s, with added measure numbers, a rehearsal system to match the widely available orchestra parts from E.F. Kalmus, and a very readable A4 size.