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Mozart, Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body), K. 618, a motet in D major, composed in 1791.

Posted here as befitting the times; and in loving memory of my father, Alan Wright Smith, a church organist, who had a particular affection for this piece.


— posted by Roger W. Smith

   May 2020



Ave verum corpus, natum
de Maria Virgine,
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine
cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.

Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
having truly suffered, sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
from whose pierced side
water and blood flowed:
Be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death!

more religious music


More wonderful religious music has been added here.


Mozart, “Maurerische Trauermusik” (Masonic Funeral Music), K. 477


Mozart, “Ave Verum Corpus,” K. 618


Mozart, Agnus Dei, from Missa Brevis in F, K. 192


Mozart, Laudamus Te, from Great Mass, K. 427


Mozart, Lacrimosa, from Requiem Mass, K. 626


Bach, adagio, from violin concerto in E Major, BMV 1042


– posted by Roger W. Smith