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Ave verum corpus

composer
author of text
Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

 
Lassus’s treatment of this familiar Eucharistic text is serene and elegiac, with imaginative use of the six-voiced texture to create expressive interplay between high and low voices, and restrained word-painting at the words ‘unda fluxit sanguine’. The motet—which would assuredly enjoy wider renown were it not for Byrd’s and Mozart’s settings of the same text—was first published in a 1582 collection issued in Munich, and reprinted in the posthumous collection of 1604.

from notes by Collegium Records © 2009

Recordings

The Sacred Flame
COLCD134Download only

Details

Track 10 on COLCD134 [4'09] Download only

Track-specific metadata for COLCD134 track 10

Artists
ISRC
GB-AKR-08-13410
Duration
4'09
Recording date
1 January 2009
Recording venue
Great Hall, University College School, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Simon Eadon
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon & Hugh Walker
Hyperion usage
  1. The Sacred Flame (COLCD134)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: March 2009
    Download only
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