"Ave Maria" for Piano & Flute

Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012

"Ave Maria" is a popular and much recorded aria composed by Vladimir Vavilov around 1970. It is a musical hoax generally misattributed to Baroque composer Giulio Caccini.

Vavilov himself published and recorded it on the Melodiya label with the ascription to "Anonymous" in 1970. It is believed that the work received its ascription to Giulio Caccini after Vavilov's death, by an organist Mark Shakhin (one of its performers on the mentioned "Melodiya" longplay), who gave the "newly discovered scores" to other musicians; then in an arrangement made by the organist Oleg Yanchenko for the recording by Irina Arkhipova in 1987, then the piece came to be famous worldwide.


Pages 3
Duration 4:00
Measures 72
Key signature natural
Parts 2
Part names Flute
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Interesting! What a bizarre backstory for a piece of music...
I can only conclude, once again, that composers are weird.
On a completely different note, it's a very nice piece.