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Ave verum corpus

composer
April 2002
author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

 
Human suffering, endured in all its forms by Jesus, occupies the compassionate heart of Ave verum corpus. The late medieval text is most closely associated with the Catholic sacrament of Eucharist and the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ during Mass. It has also found a place in the Protestant ordinance of Holy Communion as an expression of fidelity to Christ. Bingham’s setting, written within the span of two days in April 2002, suffuses rapt reverence with intimations of life’s pain and its part in reconciliation with God. Repeated rhythmic motifs in the organ and choral writing suggest the weary tread of Jesus on the road to the cross, casting a long shadow of penitence, briefly cleared by luminous chordal settings of ‘O clemens, o pie’.

from notes by Andrew Stewart 2013

Recordings

Bingham: Choral Music
Studio Master: CDA67909Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 9 on CDA67909 [4'26]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67909 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-90909
Duration
4'26
Recording date
20 June 2012
Recording venue
Wells Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Summerly
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bingham: Choral Music (CDA67909)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: August 2013
  2. Hyperion monthly sampler August 2013 (HYP201308)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: August 2013
    Download-only monthly sampler
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