Bach to the Big Screen

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A new solo “Ave Maria,” movie music, and Joplin melodies to add to your library

Most harpists have probably had an occasion to play the Bach-Gounod “Ave Maria.” It is frequently used for weddings, Catholic masses, and funerals. However, it usually requires two instruments or harp and voice. A melody instrument or voice takes the melody—a meditation written by Charles Gounod. This is superimposed over the harp (or other accompaniment) playing the Prelude No. 1 in C major, BMV 846 by J.S. Bach.

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Jan Jennings is the music review editor for Harp Column and is the author of The Harpist’s Complete Wedding Guidebook and Effortless Glissing. You can email her at mail@harpbiz.com.

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