Hymne à Sainte Cécile (Gounod, Charles)
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Voice, Violin, Piano and Organ (Gounod)
Paris: Lebeau ainé, n.d. Plate N.L.717.
Published as Ave verum.
Piano part can also be played by harp.
For Violin, Piano and Organ (Gounod)
Paris: Lebeau ainé, n.d.. Plate N.L.439.
Paris: Alphonse Leduc, n.d.(ca.1905). Plate A.L. 11939
For Violin and Piano (Herman)
For Violin and Piano (Saenger)
For Organ solo (Westbrook)
For Piano solo (Bériot)
|Work Title||Hymne à Sainte Cécile: Méditation Religieuse|
|Alternative Title||Ave verum|
|Year/Date of Composition||1865|
|Dedication||A mon ami Alard|
|Instrumentation||original: violin and orchestra (2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, harps, double bass)|
arrangements, see below (publication history)
Later transcribed by Franz Liszt for solo piano as a free arrangement (S.491).
This rarely performed work was subject to multiple arrangements by the composer. Originally written for violin solo, harps, timpani, winds, and double bass (Ricordi, Plate 40441, 1865), Gounod compressed the texture to violin, piano, and organ. Later, Gounod would replace the violin with a high soprano singing to the text of the "Ave verum corpus" (ca.1878).
- Leslie Howard, pianist: Harold in Italy and Other Transcriptions (Hyperion, 1992)
- Brigitte Desnoues, soprano: Harmonies Célestes (Ligia, 1993)