Ave Verum Corpus



If your choir sings Mozart’s “Ave Verum,” this setting of the same text will provide some variety to your communion services. About the same difficulty level as the Mozart, it features a harp-like piano part, rich choral texture, and two short solos.

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SATB Choir and Piano
music by Greg Scheer
copyright 1994

Ave verum Corpus,
natum de Maria Virgine:
Vere passum,
immolatum in cruce pro homine:
Cujus latus perforatum,
unda fluxit sanguine:
Esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.

Hail, true Body,
born of the virgin Mary,
Who has truly suffered,
was sacrificed on the cross for mortals,
Whose side was pierced,
whence flowed water and blood:
Be for us a foretaste (of heaven)
in death’s final examining.

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Choral anthem