William Byrd. The Ave Verum Corpus, a 14th century hymn that is sung during a mass’s Eucharistic consecration, is one of the most widely used. Ave verum corpus, Natum de Maria virgine; Vere passum immolatum. In crucis pro homine. Cuius latus perforatum. Unda fluxit sanguine. Esto nobis. Motet Notes. William Byrd: “Ave verum corpus”. William Byrd () was the most important British composer until Henry Purcell. A student of Thomas.

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David Fraser submitted Views Read View source View history. In stark contrast his Catholic music was not heard for over years. LaudibusMichael Brewer conductor.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Harry Boulton submitted Authority control MusicBrainz work: Versions of this fantasy for orchestra [Searle ] and piano four-hands [Searle ] follow closely the second version for piano.

Uploaded to CPDL server It would make an ideal gift for any lover of the tradition’ Cathedral Music ‘Bargain of the month’ Westminster Cathedral Choir is enjoying a vintage period, and here we hear its trademark sound in al Original text and translations may be found at Ave verum corpus. Today no composition by Byrd is performed and recorded more often than this one, partly because it is such a gem, partly because it offers such rich opportunities for expressive singing, and partly because it is technically not hard for choirs to sing.


Jesus College Choir continues its much-praised series of recordings with a new album of works by Britten and Byrd.

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O sweet, O gentle, O Jesu, son of Mary, have mercy on me. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet] in the trial of death! Views Read Edit View history. Edited to place alto in more familiar clef.

This page was last edited on 10 Julyat See the discussion page for full description. A bar-less edition of the motet. For prayers listed in italicsindulgences are normally granted. Dan Foster submitted Hyperion offers cogpus CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)

Crossing several centuries, from the sixteenth to the present day this album displays how every generation has been inspired to use both sacred and secular music as a powerful medium to express their personal emotions. Latin Wikisource has original text related to this article: Web page content is available under the CPDL copyright license ; please see individual editions for their copyright terms.

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Otherwise unaltered from Fraser as far as we know. His music for the Anglican Church has been sung without interruption since the 16th century. Westminster Cathedral ChoirMartin Baker conductor. During the Middle Ages it was sung at the elevation of the sacramental bread during the consecration. David Golding submitted Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Eighteen of William Vverum most perfect motets illuminate a journey through the Church’s year in the company of perhaps the world’s wikliam famous choir.

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