Help
Skip to main content

Charles François Gounod (Composer)

Born: 17th June 1818, Paris

Died: 18th October 1893, Saint-Cloud

Nationality: French

Charles-François Gounod usually known as Charles Gounod, was a French composer. He wrote twelve operas, of which the most popular has always been Faust (1859); his Roméo et Juliette (1867) also remains in the international repertory. He composed a large amount of church music, many songs, and popular short pieces including his Ave Maria (an elaboration of a Bach piece), and Funeral March of a Marionette.

Born in Paris into an artistic and musical family Gounod was a student at the Conservatoire de Paris and won France's most prestigious musical prize, the Prix de Rome. His studies took him to Italy, Austria and then Prussia, where he met Felix Mendelssohn, whose advocacy of the music of Bach was an early influence on him.

Popular Works: Gounod

All Works: Gounod

Recent Best Sellers: Gounod

  • Charles Gounod: Faust
    Full Score OPERA
    Sheet Music: $53.75
  • Score ENS
    Sheet Music: $12.50
  • Gounod: Ave Maria (arr. F.del Maglio)
    Score VLN/PF
    Sheet Music: $8.00
  • Ave Maria
    VLN/PF/HRM/VCL
    Sheet Music: $7.50
  • Gounod: Faust
    Vocal Score Opera
    Sheet Music: $56.25
  • Charles Gounod: Judex (Mors Et Vita) (Latin)
    Vocal Score SATB/PF
    Sheet Music: $3.75
  • Vocal Score CHOIR/PF
    Sheet Music: $48.25
  • Gounod, Charles: Mors et Vita
    Study/Miniature Score CHOIR/ORCH
    Sheet Music: $96.50
  • Gounod, C F: Ave Maria
    SAX/PF
    Sheet Music: $20.00
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust
    Vocal Score VCE/PF
    Sheet Music: $65.50
  • Gounod, Charles: Faust (Dialogue versions)
    Full Score VCE/ORCH
    Sheet Music: $1783.50
  • Gounod, Charles: Noel (SATB version)
    Vocal Score
    Sheet Music: $4.50