Ave verum, Op. 2, No. 1 (Edward Elgar)

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General Information

Title: Ave Verum, Op. 2, No. 1
Composer: Edward Elgar

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB, with Soprano solo
Genre: SacredMotetEucharistic song

Language: Latin
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, p. 9
Description: Originally written in 1887 (with Ave Maria and Ave Maris Stella) while Elgar was organist at St George's Church in Worcester as a setting of the Pie Jesu, in memory of William Allen, Worcester attorney for whom Elgar worked as a fifteen-year old. Elgar arranged and orchestrated it as a setting of Ave verum corpus for publication in 1902.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ave verum corpus.