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Ave Verum Corpus : a cappella choir SATB : SATB choir

by Brett McKern (2000)

Ave Verum Corpus


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Ave Verum Corpus : SATB a cappella / by Brett M. McKern.

Library shelf no. 782.55525/MCK 5 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

This motet was written for the Choir of St James' Church, King, Street, Sydney and their Director of Music, David Drury. It was written in response to the need for more communion motets with texts proper to that great Christian celebration. The work uses a contemporary yet tonal harmonic language, tense and emotional as is the famous text.

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: SATB a cappella.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Medium — Latin

Commission note: Written for David Drury & the Choir of St James' Church, King Street, Sydney

First performance: 2001. St James' Church, King Street, Sydney

Published separately and also as a set of three Latin motets with 'Ave Maria' and 'Salvator Mundi'.


Performances of this work

9 Apr 06: St Finbar's Church, Glenbrook, NSW. Featuring The Cathedral Singers.

2001: St James' Church, King Street, Sydney

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