Ave Verum Corpus/Hail true body

  • Instrumentation: SATB unaccompanied (opt. Keyboard) 

  • Duration: 2:30'

  • Text: Eucharistic benediction attributed to Pope Innocent VI

  • Suitable for advanced collegiate and professional choirs 

  • Appropriate for worship or concert performance


Program Note


Completed October 10, 2010 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, this work offers a challenging harmonic workout for advanced collegiate and professional choirs.  Primarily homophonic, the piece briefly breaks into a contrapuntal texture to paint the text "unda fluxit sanguine."  



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