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Ave verum corpus
composer
4vv; Gradualia I (1605)
author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Recordings
'All in the April Evening' (CDH55243)
All in the April Evening
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'Byrd: Mass for five voices' (CDH55348)
Byrd: Mass for five voices
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'Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune' (CDGIM992)
Byrd: Playing Elizabeth's Tune
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'Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd' (CDGIM208)
Byrd: The Tallis Scholars sing William Byrd
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'Byrd: Masses' (CDGIM345)
Byrd: Masses
'Exultate Deo' (CDA66850)
Exultate Deo
'The Music of Westminster Cathedral' (WCC100)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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'Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1' (GIMBX301)
Sacred Music in the Renaissance, Vol. 1
MP3 £15.99FLAC £15.99ALAC £15.99 GIMBX301  4CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only  
Details
Track 16 on CDGIM208 CD1 [4'17] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 7 on GIMBX301 CD1 [4'17] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Download only
Track 2 on CDA66850 [4'18]
Track 10 on WCC100 [4'18] Super-budget price sampler
Track 18 on CDH55348 [4'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 14 on CDH55243 [3'25] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Ave verum corpus
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Perhaps the most popular and widely performed of all Byrd’s compositions is the exquisitely understated Ave verum corpus. Written in G dorian against the mixolydian Propers it is an almost unique example of modal mismatch in the Gradualia. As befits Byrd’s earlier devotional motets for penitence Ave verum corpus contains intense homophonic statements coupled with lucid counterpoint (most notably at the plea ‘miserere mei’), which suggests that the work may significantly predate its publication.

from notes by David Skinner © 1996

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Details for CDH55243 track 14
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-07614
Duration
3'25
Recording date
19 July 1998
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. All in the April Evening (CDA67076)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: April 1999
    Deletion date: August 2005
    Superseded by CDH55243
  2. All in the April Evening (CDH55243)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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