Ave Verum Corpus - W.A. Mozart - Len Jenkins
"Ave Verum Corpus" is a short religious piece (motet) K. 618, composed by Mozart in 1791 shortly before his death, and is a setting of the 14th century Eucharistic hymn in Latin. He wrote it for a friend Anton Stoll, who was the musical coordinator in the parish of Baden bei Wien, near Vienna. Mozart composed the motet whilst in the middle of writing his opera The Magic Flute and while visiting his wife Constanze, who was pregnant with their sixth child and staying in a spa near Baden. It is only forty-six bars long and was originally scored for SATB choir, string instruments, and organ. Mozart's manuscript contains minimal directions, so we hope you will enjoy our interpretation and arrangement for brass quintet and optional Glockenspiel.