Ave Maria (Arcadelt-Dietsch)

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General Information


This work has been misattributed.
See notes for details and correct composer below or see the discussion page.

Title: Ave Maria
Composers: Jacques Arcadelt and Pierre-Louis Dietsch

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: Latin
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1842
    2nd published: 1843 in Recueil des morceaux de musique ancienne, Volume 2, no. 15
    3rd published: 1889 in Sammlung von Volksgesängen für Knaben, Mädchen und Frauen, II. Band (Friedrich Hegar), no. 47
    4th published: 1907 in Sammlung ausgezeichneter Kompositionen für die Kirche, no. 4.12
    5th published: 1912 in Sammlung kirchlicher Lieder für den gemischten Chor (Heim, Hegar), Teil 3, no. 13

Description: arranged by Pierre-Louis Dietsch from the original chanson "Nous voyons que les hommes" composed by Jacques Arcadelt for female voices. The bass part in particular is entirely Dietsch's work. Various editors have changed barlines, note lengths, and word underlay to reflect what they considered correct Latin word stress.

External websites:

  • Free choir training aids for this work are available at Choralia.


  • Collins, H. B. 1933. Arcadelt's 'Ave Maria'. The Musical Times 74(1088):932.

Text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave Maria.