Ave verum corpus, K. 618

Ave verum corpus is a motet written by Mozart for Anton Stoll, the musical coordinator in the parish of Baden bei Wien, near Vienna. Composed to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi; the autograph is dated 17 June 1791, less than six months to the date of Mozart's death. It is only forty-six bars long and is scored for SATB choir, string instruments, and organ. Mozart's manuscript itself contains minimal directions, with only a single sotto voce at the beginning. It is said that it foreshadows some aspects of the ... more

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Sheet Music Ave verum corpus, K. 618 - Complete Score (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1880)
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RecordingAve verum corpus, K. 618
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RecordingAve verum corpus, K. 618 - For 5 Flutes (Kamioka)
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RecordingAve verum corpus, K. 618 (Vocal Ensemble)
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