Ave verum corpus

Ave verum

In 1791, his last year, Mozart composed Ave verum corpus for the feast of Corpus Christi in Baden, while he was writing The magic flute.

The Sixteen, with Harry Christophers, make fine exponents:

Sotto voce throughout, its stately, intense simplicity reminds me of Härlig Är Jorden.

For Byrd’s Ave verum corpus, see here.

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