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Track(s) taken from CDA67593
Recording details: July 2006
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Summerly
Engineered by Simon Eadon & David Hinitt
Release date: February 2007
Total duration: 2 minutes 39 seconds

Ave verum corpus, Op 2 No 1
composer
originally composed as a Pie Iesu in 1887; rearranged as Ave verum corpus in 1902
author of text
Sequence Hymn for Corpus Christi

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Worcester Cathedral Choir, Donald Hunt (conductor), Adrian Partington (organ)
Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor), Iain Simcock (organ)
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, John Scott (conductor), Andrew Lucas (organ)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
When Elgar left school at the age of fifteen his father asked his friend W A Allen, a local solicitor and the treasurer of St George’s, if he had a position for the young Edward. Elgar thus worked, as what appears to have been office boy and clerk, but left after a year. When Allen died in January 1887 Elgar marked it with a funeral setting from the Requiem Mass for the choir of St George’s, subsequently resetting it to the words of Ave verum in 1902. Ave Maria was similarly written for St George’s and revised with Ave verum for publication in 1902 when the opus number was allocated. The music for Ave Maria is dedicated to Mrs H A Leicester, wife of his friend Hubert Leicester.

from notes by Lewis Foreman © 2007


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'Panis angelicus' (CDA66669)
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 6' (CDA66826)
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