Ave Verum Corpus

Ave Verum Corpus
Composer
John Cantrell
Composer Nationality
American
Text
Traditional text
Year Composed
2015
Pages
11
Minutes
4:30
Language
Latin
Voicing
8 part mixed chorus
Divisi
No
Sacred or Secular
Sacred
Mood
Dramatic, with dynamic contrasts; Relaxed, dreamy, introspective; Caring, warm
Description

A beautiful neo-renaissance setting of this traditional text for double choir. The delicate and soulful lines combine to make rich harmonies, and when the two choirs finally come together at the climax of the piece, the effect is one that simply tears at the listener’s core. It’s a tough piece, but deeply satisfying for any choir willing to take it on.

https://youtu.be/EOjhdrz3AeM

Audio Credit
The Ghostlight Chorus (NYC), Evelyn Troester DeGraf, conductor. 
Group
C3LA
Performances
C3LA: Nov/Dec 2016 (Passing Flight)