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Ave verum corpus

author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Commssioned by David Grubb for Sidcup Grammar School in 2001 for their tour of Italy. This work makes use of a plainsong style melody and minimalist piano accompaniment to create a sense of muted worship and awe. I first set this famous text as a ten year old, modelling my piece on the popular Elgar setting with which I was familiar from church choir. Another favourite is the Mozart Ave verum corpus, as well as other more modern offerings. It is a wonderful, inspiring text and deserves to be set again and again.

from notes by Will Todd © 2006


Todd: Mass in Blue & other choral works
SIGCD083Download only


Track 9 on SIGCD083 [3'33] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD083 track 9

Recording date
26 February 2006
Recording venue
The Warehouse, Waterloo, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock & Will Todd
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
Hyperion usage
  1. Todd: Mass in Blue & other choral works (SIGCD083)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: September 2006
    Download only
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