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Ave verum corpus
Ave verum corpus by Nicholas O’Neill is an eight-voice response to a celebrated sacred text which places the sacrament of Communion in the context of Christ’s death. The work grows from a single note which is gradually adorned by upper voices and is thereafter transformed into a motif which suggests its own static harmonies within the whole choir. Gradually the music paints the anguish of Christ’s suffering within the context of human redemption. However, although the music is ultimately optimistic, in that it starts and finishes at one with itself, the only other unisons within the motet occur at the words ‘homine’ (‘mankind’) and ‘examine’ (‘trial’).

from notes by Jeremy Summerly 2006

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67575 track 3
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-06-57503
Duration
5'56
Recording date
11 March 1995
Recording venue
Hertford College Chapel, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording producer
David Trendell
Recording engineer
Paul Proudman
Hyperion usage
  1. Children of our time (CDA67575)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 2006
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