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Track(s) taken from CDA66850

Ave verum corpus

composer
from Cantiones sacrae (1612)
author of text
Sequence Hymn for Corpus Christi

Westminster Cathedral Choir, James O'Donnell (conductor)
Recording details: June 1995
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Release date: February 1996
Total duration: 4 minutes 2 seconds

Cover artwork: The Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (d1455)
 
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Ave verum corpus  [4'02]

Reviews

'The answer to many prayers; a blockbusting survey of choral masterpieces performed by a choir of exceptional calibre' (Classic FM Magazine)

'For anyone eager to sample varied music from the Golden Age of polyphony this is a perfect disc' (Classic CD)

'If ever a programme was right up a choir's street, then this is it! From the fanfare-like opening of Exultate Deo and its soul-mates by Viadana, Gabrieli, Byrd and Monteverdi, through the linear beauties of Ave verum corpus (as set by Byrd and Philips) and Parsons' Ave Maria, the imploring devotion of Lotti's incomparable Crucifixus and the serenity of Tallis's O nata lux, all is brought glowingly alive. A real joy' (Organists' Review)
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