Ave Verum Corpus

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The motet "Ave Verum Corpus" was composed shortly before Mozart's death in 1791. It is a setting to music of a much older eucharistic hymn. Interestingly, Tchaikovsky adapted Mozart's setting as one of the movements of his "Mozartiana." Here, the music is scored for a brass group comprising soprano cornet, 3 b flat cornets, 2 tenor horns, euphonium and basses (E flat and B flat). A glockenspiel is used to add some colour. "Tight" ensemble work and attention to the dynamics are key to playing this music well.

Score ID
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
3 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Classical music

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