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ave maria

OPUS NUMBER 19B
BURGHAUSER CATALOGUE NUMBER 68
COMPOSED 23 July - 24 July 1877
PREMIERE - DATE AND PLACE 23 July - 24 July 1877
PREMIERE - PERFORMER(S) 26 July 1877, Sychrov
FIRST EDITION Emanuel Stary, 1883, Prague
TEXT liturgical Latin
DURATION
approx. 3 min.

    


The song “Ave Maria” is a setting of the traditional liturgical text and is written for a low-register voice with organ accompaniment. Dvorak wrote it while staying with his friend Alois Gobl at Sychrov castle in the summer of 1877. He dedicated the song to his wife Anna, who premiered it on her name day (26 July) in the castle chapel, accompanied by the composer at the organ. The song was first published in 1883 by Prague publisher Emanuel Stary.