to all the people who have made it possible for me to create these pages.
- Rijk Mollevanger (Ndl) who has gone through his extensive personal library
of choral music to find me many old Dutch Marian songs (2011)
- Xulio Mosquera - Archivo Coral (Vigo - España)
who has sent me MANY Ave Maria scores from his choral archive. (2010)
José Luis Pomi, tenor from Uruguay, who has sent me scores from several
Uruguayan composers. (2010).
- Nika Lendić, who has sent me scores of Zajc, Pellizzari, Dugan and
- CPDL admin Vaarky for identifying an unknown song by Josquin Desprez as
his Ave Verum Corpus, rather than an Ave Maria. (2010)
- All the contemporary composers who were so kind to send me a score, MP3 or
MIDI file of their compositions for my listing. (see work pages)
- Piet Mennen, (Ndl.) for sending me the lyrics of the Ave Maria by
- N. Nakamura (Jpn.) for allowing me to use the MIDI file from his
Ave Maria (motet) Montpellier Codex ( 13th C )
- Piet Bron (Ndl.) for sending me the 3 Ave Maria compositions by Alex
- Gamuto Niimi (Jpn.); for the comments and kind permission to use 2 MIDI
files of Marbriano De Orto's compositions.
- www.pianofiles.com where one can
find a number of great scores and lots of friendly people.
Special thanks there to Oren Segev (Israel) who has an extensive choral scores
collection and sent me about 10 Ave Maria scores that I had not seen before,
including Franz Liszt's "Glocken von Rom." (2009)
- The people at the Australian National Library, who were so kind to look
for the missing page of a score in another collection, and made the complete
score available in their online music collection.
- Professor Peter Urquhart, for the comments on the mis-attribution of an
Ave Maria to Gombert, for sending me score and MIDI file of the genuine
Gombert Ave Maria, and for providing some information on the peculiarities of
the music notation of that time.
- Rebecca Littman, at the University of
Wisconsin Milwaukee Music Library, who was so kind to send me copies of
several antique scores in the UWM music library that I have not been able to
find anywhere else.
- Bo Löwenström (Antikvariat Enhörningen,
Lidingö, Sweden) for mailing me 2 Ave Maria settings by Ludwig von Beethoven.
- Paul Villiger for maintaining a wonderful
website of German-language
folklore music (Volkslieder) that also has a number of German-language
traditional Ave Marias. They are listed on my website under "Anonymous"
- Manfred Hößl for maintaining a similar website for German scores (www.mhoessl.de/)
and listing a number of wonderful Ave Marias there and on
- The people who maintain and all those who have contributed to
IMSLP, two wonderful websites where a treasure of musical scores can be
found, including many Ave Marias. See my
CPDL+IMSLP page where I
have listed them.
- Doug Anderson for the score and MIDI file of Charles Wood's "Hail Blessed
The people of Musica Sacra , Brno, Czech republic who were so
kind to send me scores of some of the Czech composers in their archives (
Assman, Bendl, Blabla, Bily, Herle, Janacek, Mechura, Nemec, Pololanik, Vanek)
- Sir Reginald, for sending me his CD "Concert for Mother Theresa", and for
updating some links and errors on my pages.
- Charles Kamm for emailing me some additional references 05-13-2005.
- Jeanne Buyens (Belgium) for finding me 4 scores of Peter Benoit and a
number of other compositions. (2005)
- Adam Jarczyk (Polen) for emailing me Gorczycki's
- Art Levine for directing me to several other useful links and posting the
Ave Marias by
Ockegem and by
Nicolas Gombert on his website. (2006)
- Doris Grassmugg of "Steirisches Volksliedwerk" for mailing me some German
folklore Ave Marias. (2006)
- Bertrand Schoen, for emailing me a version with lyrics for Kodaly's Ave
(March 2007) and for sending me 5 additional scores in March 2008 (Mascagni,
Botazzo, Mauro-Cottone, Neukomm, Villa-Lobos). Merci beaucoup, Bertrand!
- Stephen McManus, for emailing his Ave Maria compositions, and for 5
beautiful compositions he made for Sharon's pages.
- Debra Potts (Louisiana, USA, 2009) for the many email exchanges in support
of this effort and so much more, a kindred spirit with a very strong interest
in the Ave Maria. Debra has sent me a multitude of scores from her own
extensive collection. This website found its new home and name as
www.avemariasongs.org thanks to her
financial assistance for the project.
- Sari Hourula (Finland, 2009) for sending me information for several new
- Dan Albertson of the "Living
Composers Project" database for going through his records and finding me
15 contemporary composers that I had not listed yet. (11/10/2009)
- The many thousands of people who posted an Ave Maria video on YouTube.
(about 60-100 every day!)
Almost every time I visit there, I find something new.
- The many other people who have sent me scores. I try to remember to
mention their names on the work pages.
My apologies to anyone I may have forgotten to give credit for their
contribution to this project.
5675 Majestic View Rd SW
Deming, NM 88030
playing: "Ave Maria" Op.14/1 by Alex
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