Charles F. Gounod

Charles F. Gounod
Short Name: Charles F. Gounod
Full Name: Gounod, Charles, 1818-1893
Birth Year: 1818
Death Year: 1893

Charles F. Gounod (b. Paris, France, 1818; d. St. Cloud, France, 1893) was taught initially by his pianist mother. Later he studied at the Paris Conservatory, won the "Grand Prix de Rome" in 1839, and continued his musical training in Vienna, Berlin, and Leipzig. Though probably most famous for his opera Faust (1859) and other instrumental music (including his Meditation sur le Prelude de Bach, to which someone added the Ave Maria text for soprano solo), Gounod also composed church music-four Masses, three Requiems, and a Magnificat. His smaller works for church use were published as Chants Sacres. When he lived in England (1870-1875), Gounod became familiar with British cathedral music and served as conductor of what later became the Royal Choral Society.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Charles-François Gounod (French: [ʃaʁl fʁɑ̃swa ɡuno]; 17 June 1818 – 17 or 18 October 1893) was a French composer, best known for his Ave Maria, based on a work by Bach, as well as his opera Faust. Another opera by Gounod occasionally still performed is Roméo et Juliette. Gounod died at Saint-Cloud in 1893, after a final revision of his twelve operas. His funeral took place ten days later at the Church of the Madeleine, with Camille Saint-Saëns playing the organ and Gabriel Fauré conducting. He was buried at the Cimetière d'Auteuil in Paris.

Tunes by Charles F. Gounod (24)sort descendingAsInstances
[Be not afraid, trust in thy Saviour]Gounod (Composer)3
CRADLED ALL LOWLYCharles F. Gounod (Arranger)6
EVENING HYMN (Gounod)C. F. Gounod, 1813-93 (Composer)4
[Father in heaven, humbly to Thee we pray]Charles Francois Gounod, (1818-1893) (Composer)2
[Forward, and follow the Lord our King!]Charles Gounod (Composer)2
[Glory be to God on high!] (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Arranged from)3
[Glory be to thee, O Lord] (Gounod)C. Gounod (Composer)3
[Praise ye the Father, let every heart give thanks to him] (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Composer)19
[Hail to the great Creator]Gounod (Composer (Chorus))2
[Lord, have mercy upon us] (Gounod)C. Gounod (Composer)2
LUX FIATCharles F. Gounod, 1818-1893 (Composer)20
LUX PRIMA (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Composer)87
OLNEY (Gounod)Charles Gounod (Composer)3
REDEMPTION (Gounod)Charles Gounod (Composer)10
RESIGNATION (Gounod)Charles Gounod (Composer)2
ROUEN (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Composer)3
[The King of love my Shepherd is]Gounod (Composer)2
THE RADIANT MORN (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Composer)16
[Though poor be the chamber]Chas. Gounod (Composer)5
THREEFOLD AMEN (Gounod)Gounod (Composer)1
TRIUMPH (Gounod)C. Gounod (Composer)4
[Unfold, unfold, unfold]Gounod (Composer)1
VENI EMMANUEL (Gounod)Charles F. Gounod (Composer)7
[Welcome, day of blessing]Gounod (1818-1893) (Composer)6

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