Ave Maria -- Schubert or Gounod?

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  • Schubert

    2 28.57%
  • Gounod

    4 57.14%
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    1 14.29%
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    Ave Maria -- Schubert or Gounod?

    Growing up I often heard the Schubert Ave Maria, but never had heard the Gounod version. Although the Schubert version brings back waves of nostalgia, I now prefer the Gounod version. What sayeth the Lounge?



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    I'd heard the Gounod but not registered what it was--I definitely like the opening phrase more.

    You may have tipped the scale by selecting KB to sing it, though...
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    Celine Dion is the best singah in da world!
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    I like both of those arrangements, Schubert is definitely the traditional go-to that most people recognize.

    My real favorite (am I allowed to add another option) is a more obscure, non-traditional arrangement by Franz Biebl. Written for 8 voices, a capella.

    I found it, recorded by Chanticleer:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustTooBig View Post
    I like both of those arrangements, Schubert is definitely the traditional go-to that most people recognize.

    My real favorite (am I allowed to add another option) is a more obscure, non-traditional arrangement by Franz Biebl. Written for 8 voices, a capella.

    I found it, recorded by Chanticleer:
    I like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gutfiddle View Post
    Celine Dion is the best singah in da world!
    That's a vote for Schubert,

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    I have homework tonight. I think a little comparison listening is in order tonight.
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    Here are some of the "other" Ave Marias

    Bruckner



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    Verdi

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    Gounod actually based his version on an original work by Bach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpre53 View Post
    Gounod actually based his version on an original work by Bach.
    which is part of why i like it.

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    I like the one in Fantasia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10ae1203 View Post
    which is part of why i like it.
    It would be a lot better without singing over Bach's Prelude 1 in C Major.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatsmybush View Post
    It would be a lot better without singing over Bach's Prelude 1 in C Major.
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    I think I am in the Schubert camp.
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