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Gounod, Charles François

(1818–93). B. Paris, Fr.; composer; organist; studied music at Paris and Rome; studied theol. 2 yrs. at Paris. His religious music is not churchly in the best sense of the term but mystical and sensuous, with dramatic and operatic elements in oratorios. Ave Maria, originally called Méditation, is based on J. S. Bach's* 1st prelude. Other works include operas Faust and Roméo and Juliette; oratorios La Rédemption and Mors et vita; several Masses; a Te Drum; motets; hymns.

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