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Ave verum corpus

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Hymn to the Blessed Sacrament, Corpus Christi

Ave verum corpus is a Eucharistic hymn dating from the 14th century, possibly attributable to Pope Innocent VI. It is a meditation on the belief in Jesus’ presence in the sacrament of the Eucharist. Mealor’s setting carefully captures the agony of Jesus’ suffering—we hear, for example, jarring chromatic additions in the phrase ‘vere passum immolatum’. As with much of Mealor’s music, great demands are made on the singers, whose skills lie in making the most difficult moments sound perfectly simple.

from notes by Richard Longman © 2020


Mealor: Blessing & other choral works
Studio Master: SIGCD613Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 13 on SIGCD613 [4'04] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD613 track 13

Recording date
6 May 2018
Recording venue
St Patrick - St Anthony Church, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Recording producer
David Pettyjohn
Recording engineer
Scott Metcalfe
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  1. Mealor: Blessing & other choral works (SIGCD613)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: March 2020
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