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Ave verum corpus, Op 2 No 1
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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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Details for CDA67593 track 9
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ISRC
GB-AJY-07-59309
Duration
2'39
Recording date
14 July 2006
Recording venue
Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon & David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Elgar: Great is the Lord & other works (CDA67593)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: February 2007
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