This seems simply wrong - it is an Ave Maria by Johannes Brahms - or is there anything I don't know?
No, it's one of Brahms' pieces for female voices, you're right - nothing to do with Bach/Gounod.
- Please sign all comments in the future. I don't understand what you mean.Brahms wrote an Ave Maria to be sure for piano and 2 sopranos and 2 altos (or something like that) which I love, but this is a piece by Gounod. He took some of a Bach prelude, and floated a melody. Schubert also wrote an Ave Maria - It is a relatively well-known text--Snailey Yell at me 20:23, 18 October 2008 (EDT)