French Romantic composer Charles-François Gounod is mostly remembered for his operas Faust (1859) and Roméo and Juliette (1867).
Gounod is famous also for his very popular Méditation sur le 1er prélude de piano de J.S. Bach (1852), arranged in 1859 as an Ave Maria.
However, sacred music holds a prominent place in Gounod's overall output.
Gounod's religious choral music include 65 motets, 6 Anglican anthems, 3 oratorios, 4 sacred cantatas, 19 French devotional partsongs, and 21 masses.
The Requiem (1893) is Gounod's final composition.
Sacred and Pious Songs
||Romantic period||Voice (1/6 : Highest) and piano
||19th century||Choir SATB and organ