Discover our piano adaptations of the very popular and much recorded Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod). The original composition is a piano improvisation by French Romantic composer Charles Gounod in 1853 designed to be superimposed on Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major. Choose your piano sheet music for piano solo or the original version for piano accompaniment according to your piano playing skills. Select your level, with or without reading aid and print your sheet music from your own home. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod) has been covered in many forms and by numerous artists, including Pavarotti, and is a favourite at weddings and funerals.