In 1825 Franz Schubert, one of the greatest composers of the Romantic Era, composed "Ellens dritter Gesang" better known as Ave Maria. It has become one of Schubert's most popular works. Learn to play this beautiful piece of classical music from our three different adaptations for piano solo which you can select below and then print out from home at your own convenience. Choose your music sheets with or without reading aids for better enjoyment. For those of you who have difficulty deciphering music notes, try our easy piano music Level 1 with note names instead of symbols. Ave Maria was written by Schubert in 1825 as part of his Opus 52 and was composed as a setting of a song from the popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake published by Walter Scott in 1810. Several cover versions of Schubert's masterpiece have been released by artists including Beyoncé and Andrea Bocelli.