Johnstone Creations – JOHNSTONE-GOUNOD-BACH- Ave Maria – this music has been prepared for varied formations (see below)
Download Contents or Instructions:
PDF 1 – the Soloist part (6 pages in all)
PDF 2 – Orchestral General Score, remember that in this version the soloist plays the Violin I line (13 pages in all)
PDF 3 – All the String Orchestra tutti parts (18 pages in all)
The C major Prelude of J.S. Bach is very well known, and with the wonderful melody incorporated above – Ave Maria, sung or instrumentally played – by Charles Gounod, it has become increasingly ever more famous. However, there it has stood unchanged for over one hundred years. As a new development, I thought, why not incorporate a precious melody ‘on top’ of the on-top melody (Gounod)?! So that is exactly what I have done. The second voice features the original Gounod melody, and the originality – a part floating above angelically – interprets the new Johnstone contribution. I hope that neither master would be angry at my new important melodic additions, which now give the piece a rather more intense symphonic and romantic feel. Given that this becomes a mix of three, the official title should perhaps be like this: Johnstone-Gounod-Bach “Ave Maria”.
There are numerous different versions of this Johnstone-produced piece; nearly all the trio possibilities are listed in the ‘Downloads for Trios’ section of the Web, but you can also find it for 6 Cellos, or 4 Accordions! Additionally there is a version for string orchestra, and when the first violins move over to join the seconds a soloist might be invited; once again there are several possibilities for solo instrument and strings (these listed in Orchestral Downloads), but here you have it for TRUMPET!
This musical creative project was originally written for and dedicated to:
Maria Concepción Gorriz Idoate
Any known possible links of this music (audio, video, article etc.) –
Hear the version for Clarinet, Cello and Piano performed in rehearsal by B3 Classic Trio:
P.S. If you ever record this music (preferably onto YouTube) we would be delighted to add YOUR link here and in the Audio-Video section of the Web – which might also be good publicity for yourselves!
Enjoy the music !!