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ave maria 

opus number
Burghauser catalogue number
23 July - 24 July 1877 
premiere - date and place
26 July 1877, Sychrov 
premiere - performer(s)
Anna Dvorakova, Antonin Dvorak 
liturgical Latin
approx. 3 min. 


The song “Ave Maria” is a setting of the traditional liturgical text and is written for a low-register voice with organ accompaniment. Dvorak wrote it while staying with his friend Alois Gobl at Sychrov castle in the summer of 1877. He dedicated the song to his wife Anna, who premiered it on her name day (26 July) in the castle chapel, accompanied by the composer at the organ. The song was first published in 1883 by Prague publisher Emanuel Stary.