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Track(s) taken from CDH55147
Recording details: May 1988
Worcester Cathedral, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 2 minutes 50 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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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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'Elgar: Great is the Lord & other works' (CDA67593)
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'Panis angelicus' (CDA66669)
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'The English Anthem, Vol. 6' (CDA66826)
The English Anthem, Vol. 6

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