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Franz Liszt composed his lyrical-meditative organ fantasia on the Ave Maria von Arcadelt in Rome in 1863. In contrast to his major virtuoso works; this charming genre piece can even be easily played on smaller (double-manual) instruments; even without swell-organand reeds. The 'Liszt organ' at the village church of Denstedt near Weimar; which was built by the Peternell brothers in 1859/60 and has survived in its original state; may be used as an example. It did not become known until 1927 that the Ave Maria attributed to Jakob Arcadelt (around 1505-1568) was a revised version by the composer Pierre-Louis-Philippe Dietsch (1808-1865) who used the melody of Arcadelt's chanson Nous voyons que les hommes which he then harmonized into his own Romantic four-part choral setting and to which he added the sacred text as a contrafactum.