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Ave verum corpus

author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Like Philips, Dering was an English Catholic exile who worked and published his music on the continent, becoming organist to the convent of English nuns in Brussels around 1617. Ave verum Corpus comes from his first published volume of music, the Cantiones Sacrae of 1617. It is a tribute to Dering’s compositional gifts that his setting of this familiar text can withstand comparison with Byrd’s. As with Byrd’s setting, the music breathes an air of mystery and devotion, tinged with the pain of the Crucifixion.

from notes by Collegium Records © 1995


Images of Christ
COLCD124Download only


Track 18 on COLCD124 [3'48] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD124 track 18

Recording date
1 May 1993
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jillian White
Recording engineer
Campbell Hughes & Simon Weir
Hyperion usage
  1. Images of Christ (COLCD124)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: November 1995
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