Looking for sheet music (Ave Maria by Rossini)

OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
edited January 31 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm trying to find sheet music, for purchase or otherwise, of this Ave Maria, by Rossini:

As far as I can tell, there's only this one recording on the Internet, ripped from the following disc set:

Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VMEET4/
Library of Congress link: https://lccn.loc.gov/96706646
Review of the set on some Brazilian site: http://pqpbach.sul21.com.br/2018/01/15/rossini-1792-1868-musica-sacra-inedita-e-rara-para-solo-coro-e-orquestra/

And that's all I can find about it. I think this is one of those things which just isn't on the Internet, but if anyone can dig anything up it would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I should specify -- this Ave Maria isn't a choral arrangement, and it's not "Ave Maria su due note".

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  • Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited January 31
    From what I can tell from my brief research, this is liturgical music that was recovered from a manuscript that Rossini had handwritten while in Bologna. All of my efforts to track down a scan of this specific manuscript/autograph have been fruitless, since I have no idea which volume of autographs this work would come from, and it doesn't appear that this piece (or most of the pieces in this album, for that matter) have sheet music published for mass consumption.

    Your best bet might be to track down a musical friend with a good ear who can transcribe it. There are score transcription programs out there, too, but they are fairly pricey (again, you can probably track down a musical friend who can do it for you) and their ability to create scores are spotty at best (even the best neural-net trained ones)... most people I know use it as a base, but have to tweak it manually afterwards.

    Are you intending to perform it, or have someone perform it? If so, are you going with full orchestra or piano? The latter would be much simpler.

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