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.