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Ave verum, Op 34 No 1

author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Marcel Dupré was primarily known in his lifetime as an organist and talented improviser and composer of organ music, though, like many of his contemporaries in the organ lofts of Paris, he contributed a number of choral works to the repertoire. The charming motet Ave verum is appealing through its unassuming simplicity. An ingratiating descending theme is presented in imitation over lulling repeated chords in the organ, becoming gradually more chromatic and declamatory as the text demands, before returning to the tranquillity of the opening.

from notes by Matthew O'Donovan © 2010


Langlais: Messe solennelle
SIGCD206Download only


Track 11 on SIGCD206 [2'48] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD206 track 11

Recording date
6 March 2009
Recording venue
Eton College Chapel, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Matthew O'Donovan
Recording engineer
Mike Skeet
Hyperion usage
  1. Langlais: Messe solennelle (SIGCD206)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: June 2010
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