Charles Gounod  (1818-1893)
Last updated: 01.06.22
According to The New Penguin Dictionary of Music, Charles [François] Gounod was a French composer, pupil of Halévy and others at the Paris Conservatory, where he won the "Rome Prize" and so spent 3 years in Rome; afterwards church organist in Paris. At one time intended to become a priest. Had great success with opera "Faust", 1857. Also conductor; first conductor of what is now the Royal Choral Society, during the years 1870-75 spent in London. Later concentrated on religious music, e.g. oratorio "The Redemption". Other works include opera "Romeo and Juliet" and twelve other operas; 9 Masses and other church music; many songs; 3 symphonies; several miscellaneous pieces including a "Meditation" on the first prelude of Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier" (the so-called "Ave Maria"), and the "Funeral March of a Marionette". Cultivated an immediately effective style, often chromatically inclined, which has declined in favour since his death.
  Title Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Ave Marie Edison Record: 6701 F.W. Hager
audioextmp315.gif Nazareth Edison Blue Amberol: 23055 Alexander Prince
audioextmp315.gif Nazareth Edison Blue Amberol: 23147 P. Dawson
audioextmp315.gif O Sing to God Edison Blue Amberol: 3031 Betsy Lane Shepherd
Helen Clark
audioextmp315.gif Sanctus Edison Blue Amberol: 4148 Albert Lindquest
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book15.gif  Charles Gounod : For Medium Voice (Kalmus) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Faust in Full Score Charles Gounod flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Gounod James Harding flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif
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Folk Music CDs:
cd15.gif Clara Butt Dame Clara Butt flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Clara Butt Critical Survey Vol 1 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
Recorder Music CDs:
cd15.gif Michael Copley Micro Classics
     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Petite Symphonie D/A/A/T/T/B wvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Ave Marie C. Gounod (music) Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Le Parlate D'amor C. Gounod (music) Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif There Is a Green Hill Far Away C. Gounod (music)
Cecil Francis Alexander (words)
Piano, Voice Greer wvicon.gif
Recorder Sheet Music
Two (2) Pieces (Trombone)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Leonard Falcone Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (SS834)
756718.gifSoldier's Chorus (Faust) (D/A/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HARA003)
Brass Sheet Music
Two (2) Pieces (Trombone)smp_unav15.gif
Arr./Editor: Leonard Falcone Level: Grade 3.
Publisher: Southern Music Company (SS834)
756718.gifSoldier's Chorus (Faust) (D/A/A/T/B)smp_unav15.gif
Score and Parts.
Publisher: Hawthorns Music (HARA003)
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 6 works by Charles Gounod (1818-1893). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Le Parlate D'amor 1863  wvicon.gif
There Is a Green Hill Far Away 1871 Cecil Francis Alexander (words)  wvicon.gif
Ave Marie 1900 F.W. Hager (perf.)  wvicon.gif audioextmp315.gif
Nazareth 1909 P. Dawson (perf.)
Alexander Prince (perf.)
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O Sing to God 1916 Betsy Lane Shepherd (perf.)
Helen Clark (perf.)
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Sanctus 1921 Albert Lindquest (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif