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Ave Maria

Composer: Franz Schubert
Arranger: Øystein Baadsvik
Durata: 4 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Snowflakes – A Classical Christmas
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba - female choir and symphony orchestra, Tuba and piano

Baadsvik about Ave Maria: Strictly speaking, Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria isn’t a Christmas song either, but it is often associated with Christmas. My version is influenced by many artists’ interpretations of this marvellous melody. This was one of the first songs I performed as a young tuba player. Even though this version doesn’t include the entire text, I have attempted to capture the melody’s dramatic quality.

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